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Fire in Western Burma Sparks More Controversy in Tense Area

A fire in western Burma, also known as Myanmar, is again sparking controversy near the site of alleged attacks against Muslims this month. Officials say the fire broke out late Tuesday in Ducheertan Western Village, which is part of the township of Maungdaw. No one was hurt and no arrests have been made, but Maungdaw Township Police Chief Shwe Than told VOA the villagers themselves were responsible for the blaze. "Sixteen houses were burned down. Four bigger houses and 12 small houses....

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