A house located near India-Myanmar border crossing Gate No 1 in Moreh was reduced to cinders by a fire that was suspected to have started by a burning candle around 5.45 pm on Friday.
On receiving alert, fire-fighters from Moreh fire substation led by substation officer Ch Rishikanta along with personnel of 5 Assam rifles rushed to the spot and doused the fire.
The house belonged to one Lunkhomang Haokip, who hailed from New Leikot village, Tengnoupal district Manipur. Lunkhomang was not at home at the time of the incident. Only his children were present when the house caught fire. However, no casualties were reported.
The cause of the fire is suspected to be a burning candle as there was no electricity during the time of incident. The damages caused by the incident are yet to be estimated.