ITANAGAR, Aug 1 - At least 35 shops were reduced to ashes in a major fire accident at Roing middle market line in Arunachal Pradesh�s Lower Dibang Valley district last night. However, there was no report of any human casualty in the incident.
Lower Dibang Valley district Deputy Commissioner Mitali Namchoom, who inspected the fire accident site this morning, informed that the fire which started around 8.15 pm was contained after fire fighting operations throughout the night.
Two fire fighting trucks from neighbouring Chapakhowa in Assam, one from Tezu, two from Roing fire service station and three tankers from BRO and one from PHE were pressed into service to douse the raging fire.
At least 20 families have been rendered homeless. The district administration has opened up the Circuit House and Anchal Samiti Hall at Roing where eleven families have been given shelter with food. Relief materials like tarpaulin, bedding and drinking water have been provided.
To assess the extent of property losses, the district administration has constituted a committee which will submit its assessment by Thursday.