Many shops were gutted after a major fire broke out on Sunday evening
at Iaw Thymme (new market), Jowai in West Jaintia Hills.
The incident took place at 7pm.
Preliminary enquiry indicates that 15 temporary shed of market and dryfish store made of CGI sheets along with stock of dryfish was burnt, they said.
Although no casualty was reported but the actual reason of the fire is yet to be asertained.