A person was injured while properties worth Rs 500,000 were destroyed in a fire accident at Bijayapur of Gadawa Rural Municipality in Dang district this morning.
The fire erupted in the thatched house belonging to Balaram BK after a lightning struck his house and reduced it to ashes.
BK’s wife, Moti BK, 74, sustained injuries in the fire, according to the District Police Office, Dang.
Fire damaged all the important documents, furniture and firewood stocked in the house, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Ram Prasad Gharti. The injured one was receiving treatment in the local health facility.
The fire was doused with the help of fire brigade, security personnel and locals.