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Devastating fire in Guwahati; 50 houses gutted

Properties worth several lakhs gutted when a devastating fire broke out near Fancy Bazar area in Guwahati on Monday. According to information, the incident took place at the Guwahati Police Reserve at around 11 in the morning. The reason has yet to be ascertained but it is suspected to be due to electric short circuit. As the fire broke out several LPG cylinders exploded and thus the fire was rapidly spreading in the area. As many as twelve fire tenders were called to bring the situation under control. These fire tenders took almost two and a half hours to douse the fire. The extent of damage has yet to be ascertained. Investigation in on. Top ranked police and civil officials have reached the spot.

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