Property worth Rs 4.5 million was gutted after a factory producing chhurpi (hardened cheese) caught fire at Parewadin-6 in Dhankuta Tuesday night.
The incident took place due to short circuit. Property worth Rs 4.5 million was gutted after fire destroyed all goods and equipment used to process chhurpi, said police.
The fire started at 7:00 pm was doused with the help of a fire engine brought from Dhankuta Municipality, police personnel and locals after one and half hour.
Kashinath Niraula of Dhankuta Municipality-12 had been running the factory at the house of Shiva Kumar Shrestha. The house was also completely destroyed by the fire .
Spokesperson of Dhankuta Police, Dambar Bahadur Khadka, said that clothes, foodstuffs and other goods were also destroyed in the incident. RSS