GUWAHATI, Feb 27 - Three houses were gutted in a fire at Bangali Basti at Bakrapara under the Basistha Police Station this noon.
Police said the fire apparently started from a short-circuit at a thatched store in the residential compound of Kajal Chanda and his brother Kanchan Chanda. Fire-tenders doused the fire around 1.30 pm.
Property worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed in the fire. However, no one was injured.
�The owners said that a gas cylinder also exploded. But we did not find the remains,� Basistha Police Station OC Chidananda Bora said.