Fire Destroys Several Shops In Odisha’s Balasore

Balasore: Several shops were gutted in a major fire at Pakhara Chhak in Soro block of Odisha’s Balasore district late Thursday night, destroying property worth lakhs of rupees.

According to reports, a short circuit likely started the fire, which spread to a nearby eatery, where two gas cylinders caught fire and exploded. The blaze further spread to other shops.

Two fire engines, rushed to the spot from Soro, put out the flames after around two-and-a-half hours.

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