A fire that burnt four sawmills in Kartshog gewog, Haa could not be contained until 7:30 pm yesterday according to a local government official.
Kartshog gup Kencho told Kuensel that the fire started around 3pm and no casualties were reported. An LPG cylinder also exploded, according to the sources.
Of the four sawmills, three were completely razed to the ground while one was partially burnt. The cause of the fire is not yet known.
Gup Kencho said that the windy afternoon worsened the situation and spread the fire to the other three sawmills. He said that a fire incident was reported in the same spot few years ago.
The dzongkhag officials, Royal Bhutan Police, Royal Bhutan Army, Desuungs and locals were involved in containing the fire.
The dzongkhag police division is investigating the cause of the fire.