Shimla, Dec 26
A dozen of houses in Baghi village of Rohru in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh were gutted in a massive fire. According to information, fire broke out in Baghi village of Lower Koti area of Rohru tehsil during night. The fierce fire spread so fast that took the toll of a dozen of houses. Fortunately, there was no loss of life.
According to informed sources, about a dozen of houses have been completely burnt by the fire. The fire has left 12 or more families homeless. As soon as the fire was reported, the local administration and fire tenders started thier movements towards the spot, but could not reach on time to save the devastation. An attempt was made to extinguish the fire. Local people also helped to extinguish the fire, but all in vain. The massive fire engulfed so many houses. The affected families were forced to spend the night under the open sky with tears in their eyes, scorching heat of the burnt houses amid cutting cold of the winter night. Seeing all the capital of life ashes before the eyes, the villagers wept. Once, where the village houses standing, now there is nothing but a piles of ashes. The affected families are worried about the severe winters and COVID-19 as they neither have alternate safe shelter, warm clothings and arrangements to protect themselves.
According to the information, SDM Rohru Babu Ram Sharma and DSP Sunil Negi also reached the spot with full administrative staff and carried out relief and rescue operations. Immediate relief has been provided by the administration to the homeless, however, details are still awaited.