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Published on Monday, 04 February 2013 13:39
Fifteen homes and seven boarding houses were destroyed during a fire last night in western Yangon’s Hlaingthaya Township, the Fire Service Department said.
More than two hundred families were left homeless due to the fire, but there were no injuries, according to an official who conducted a survey of victims.
“We didn’t know when it started, but we fled our home as the fire got close,” said Kyaw San, whose home was destroyed in the blaze.
It took more than an hour to put out the fire, a firefighter said.
He said it started at about 7pm and that officials are investigating to find its cause.
A total of 49 firefighting vehicles were used to put out the fire, officials said.