Berhampur: Around 100 houses were gutted in massive fire broke out at a slum near Biju Patnaik Park here today.
Two fire tenders were pressed into the service to douse the flames.
The properties worth over a lakh were damaged in the fire.
Our houses and properties were burnt to ashes and we lost everything, said a victim.
However, the reason behind the fire is unclear.
All the families whose houses were gutted will be rehabilitated for temporary period at Biju Patnaik Kalyan Mandap and they will be served foods, said Berhampur legislator Dr. Ramesh Chandra Chyau Patnaik.