Fire in Matihani under control after 6 hours


Jaleshwar (Mahottari), April 24: The fire that broke out this afternoon in Jarlahawahatta of Matihani municipality has been put out after six hours.

The fire broke out at around 2:00 pm and quickly spread with the help of strong winds that were blowing. The fire has now been completely brought under control and around 100 houses have been gutted, said Chief District Officer and Chair of the District Natural Disaster Rescue Committee, Shivram Gelal. 

However, the details of the loss incurred in the incident will be known only by Thursday, he said.

Meanwhile, the Nepal Red Cross Society Mahottari has provided tent and other relief materials to the families of the victims of Matihani fire. 

In the fire, five goats and two pigs also perished. A total of 10 fire engines were used to extinguish the fire that engulfed an entire human settlement. 

Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, Nepali Army personnel as well as security personnel from neighbouring India worked to put out the fire. (RSS)

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