A wooden house was burnt to ashes at Sehlon village under Molcham police station in Chandel district at around 5 am on Wednesday.
Besides the house, a car and belongings worth lakhs have been burnt to cinders although there were no casualties in the fire. The house belonged to one Doukholun Touthang, 50, son of Langjam Touthang.
It is suspected that the fire was caused by an electric short-circuit. The villagers and AR personnel who were present at the village, attempted to extinguish the fire but could save a little portion of the house.