Around 40 thatched huts were gutted in a major fire that broke out at Periyanayagipuram near Tiruthuraipoondi in Tiruvarur district on Monday.
Heavy wind coupled with explosion of a few domestic cylinders kept in the huts aggravated the fire causing tense moments at the area. There was no injury, said firefighters.
The fire broke out in the afternoon and rapidly spread, engulfing several thatched houses in that locality prompting public to rush out of their dwelling. It took about four hours for the firefighters to douse the flames.
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