Namakkal, TN: A woman was charred to death when a fire broke out in a bamboo godown near her house here, police said Monday.
Three thatched houses besides five shops were also gutted in the fire last night. The woman`s house was also destroyed.
The damage to the godown is estimated to be Rs five lakh.
The fire is said to have been caused by a lighted `beedi`, police said, adding, fire tenders extinguished the blaze.