12 huts gutted; none injured

Twelve thatched huts were gutted in a fire that broke out on Muslim street at Vangarampettai near Papanasam in Thanjavur district on Wednesday. A few coconut trees caught fire in the incident. Fire fighters said fire broke out in one of the thatched houses when the occupants were cooking meal. It rapidly spread to nearby thatched huts after some domestic cylinders exploded. Fire fighters were rushed from Kumbakonam and Papanasam stations to extinguish the fire. There was no injury, said the fire fighters.

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