Nepal — DAMAULI: As many as eight houses and five cowsheds were destroyed by fire at Kotdurbar and Ghiring Sundhara VDCs in Tanahun district Wednesday evening.
The houses and cowsheds caught the fire after forest fire spread to the settlement.
Property worth Rs. 2.5 million was gutted by fire, said police.
According to the District Police Office, Tanahun, eight houses including that of Santa Bahadur Rilami, Dal Bahadur Rilami, Bal Bahadur Ramjali, Gagan Ale, Surya Bahadur Ale and Bel Bahadur Darlami of Kotdurbar VDC and houses of Jaya Bahadur Thapa, among others, of Ghiring Sundhara VDC as well as five cowsheds were completely destroyed by the fire.
The fire destroyed food grains, clothes, ornaments, cash and other goods, according to Jungabir Ale, a local.
The fire victims have been taking shelter at the houses of relatives and villagers, said police.