Blaze destroys 50 houses in Kanpur

Around 50 houses were gutted in a fire in Somvanshi Kheda village here, fire brigade officials said Thursday.

Last Updated: May 12, 2011, 19:33 PM IST

Kanpur: Around 50 houses were gutted in a
fire in Somvanshi Kheda village here, fire brigade officials said Thursday.
The incident took place last evening when the roof of one
of the houses caught fire while Chandrapal was cooking on his
stove in Maharajpur area, they said.

The fire, fanned by a heavy breeze, spread quickly to the
nearby houses.
Three fire tenders took more than three hours to douse
the blaze. Farmers of the village also drew water from a
tubewell to contain the fire, they said.

PTI