Sanguem: An outhouse owned by Suryaji Gaonkar, at Ambdoi Sanguem was reduced to ashes causing a loss of around Rs 50000.
Incidentally, though the fire had spread to his residential house, it was doused by the locals to some extent.Sources informed that Gaonkar and his other family members had gone to their plantation after lunch.
However, a little later they were informed of their outhouse having caught fire.
Gaonkar and his family members immediately rushed to their residence and were shocked to see the outhouse totally gutted in fire.
The outhouse was used by the Gaonkar family to store coconuts, beetle-nuts, timber and other goods. The fire damaged everything that was stored inside the outhouse, informed Suryaji Gaonkar.
The fire also spread to the back side of the residential house, but was put out by the locals, sources informed.
The fire brigade officials attached to Curchorem Fire Station also reached the site and put out the fire.
The cause of the fire is however not yet known. [H]