300 houses gutted

A total 300 houses were gutted at Kathamata panchayat in Bihar's Kishanganj district today.

Kochadhaman block development officer Sanjay Kumar said the fire broke out in a house due to a spark in the kitchen and spread to the adjoining areas gutting in all 300 houses, mostly thatched ones.

Property and household goods worth lakhs of rupees were razed inthe blaze, he said.

There was, however, no casualty or injury to any person in the fire, Kumar added.

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