25 houses gutted in major fire incidents in U/Siang, W/Kameng

YINGKIONG, Oct 18: Nineteen houses were reduced to ashes in a major fire accident that occurred at Millang village in Upper Siang district on Friday.
Reportedly, the fire broke out from the house of one Along Libang, at around 8:20 am, when the owner was drying millet over the hearth. The fire spread quickly, devoured 19 houses, and partially damaged seven more.
Although no casualty has been reported, most of the valuable items in the houses could not be retrieved.
It is also reported that the fire tender could not make it to the village as the road leading to Millang is narrow and in bad condition.
DC Taper Pada and SP Neelam Nega, along with Mariyang ADC Monjuli Komut and other officials visited the village and distributed relief materials among the affected families.
The DC instructed the ADC to form a board to assess the losses and damages for granting of relief from the government.
Meanwhile, a massive fire that broke out at the Rama Camp market near Dirang in West Kameng district on Thursday night razed six houses to the ground and partially damaged one house.
The fire was brought under control after more than three hours of struggle. There was no loss of life, but properties worth crores of rupees were reportedly destroyed.
Dirang MLA Phurpa Tsering, DC Sonal Swaroop, Dirang ADC Toko Babu, and SDMO Tongchin along with other officials provided immediate relief, in cash and kind, to the affected families on Friday morning.
The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, and the Dirang sub-divisional executive committee is assessing the losses incurred. (DIPROs)