A fire broke out in a shoe business in Mechinagar Municipality in Jhapa district on Thursday, destroying property worth millions of rupees.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Basanta Pathak, a spokesperson for the Jhapa District Police Office, said the fire in SS Footwear destroyed property worth Rs 85 million.
After five hours of work by security forces and local residents, the fire was brought under control. The firm contained a stock of rubber, chemicals, and other flammable materials, so it took a long time to put out the fire.
Pathak said 11 fire engines from Jhapa, Morang, and even Indian towns were dispatched to put out the blaze.