Four houses burnt to the ground in a fire mishap that took place in the Bhatpara Tea Estate of Kalchini Block last night.
According to reports, the fire first broke out at the residence of a man named Sani Mahali around 11 o’ clock last night. The fire soon spread and caught the residences of Birju Kurmi, Devinath Lohar and Roshan Oraon in flames.
The Hamiltonganj Fire Brigade answered the alarm and sent an engine to combat the fire. Another engine arrived from Alipurduar and the fire was controlled, but not after it engulfed the four houses and recorded a loss of Rs. 15 lakhs.