House catches fire at Borda


Household items worth Rs 95,000 went up in smoke after a house at Borda caught fire on Thursday morning.
Nobody got injured in the fire while goods and property worth ` 2 lakh was saved. The fire officials informed that they received a distress call at around 10.06 a.m. that a house belonging to Mr Joaquim Colaco at Borda near St Joaquim’s chapel has caught fire.
A fire tender rushed to the spot and immediately and prevented it from spending to the surrounding areas. The fire officials informed that mostly household items including
television set, refrigerator and other kitchen items were gutted in the fire. The exact cause of the fire is not known but short circuit is believed to be cause of the fire. [NT]