Seven houses gutted in Shimla village fire
Seven houses were gutted and one cattle head perished in a fire incident which took place n Koti village in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh on early Wednesday.
Locals said the fire broke out ar 2.30 when people were sleeping.It started from.one house and then engulfed seven houses rendering 16 families homeless.One community centre has also been destroyed by the fire.
Koti village is located some 70 kms from the state capital Shimla.Local officials rushed to the spot and all residents were rescued .No loss of life has been reported so far.
The local administration has announced a compensation to the affected families.The cause of fire is still not known .It is believed a short circuit might have caused the fire.