Fire guts house in Bumthang

Staff Reporter

A two-storey traditional house in Lamai Gonpa, Bumthang was razed to the ground yesterday. The incident was reported to the police around 11.20 am.

The house was a government quarter, the ground floor was used as parking and two employees of Ugyen Wangchuck Institute of Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER) lived in the top floor.

The two individuals lost all their belongings in the fire but no casualties were reported.

According to the police, the fire is suspected to have started  from the bukhari. No one was at home when the fire broke out. Police, local residents, and UWICER staff took around three hours to contain the fire.

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