ITANAGAR, June 3 - More than 16 houses were reduced to ashes in a devastating fire at Fishery Colony, Dumporijo under Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday morning.
The inferno that broke out around 6 am rendered 22 families homeless. Household properties worth lakhs of rupees have been completely damaged. There was, however, no report of any human casualty. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained yet.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu, while expressing deep sorrow over the unfortunate incident, directed the district administration to provide all possible assistance to the fire victims.
He also sought a detailed report on the losses so that adequate relief could be released from the State Government.
Dumporijo MLA Paknga Bage also urged DC, Upper Subansiri for providing immediate relief to the fire victims. He also announced to provide relief of Rs 6 lakh from his MLALAD fund.