Six empty houses burned down on March 1 after a fire started to burn rubbish blazed out of control.
The houses, together worth K12 million, were low-cost accommodation for government workers in Nay Pyi Taw.
Htone Pho police have charged a house painter, Ko Kyaw Tint Tun, a 39-year-old resident of Paung Laung Street in Wunnadipa ward, with negligence.
The fire, in Ngu Shwe War Street and New Thargee Street in Wunnadipa ward, Pobbathiri township, started at about 1:40pm and was extinguished by firefighters by 2.20pm.
“House fires are very rare in this town. This fire broke out because the fire was not properly controlled,” said U Nyi Nyi Win, deputy head of the Fire Services Department, on March 4.
“Some people said the fire started from burning rubbish,” said a resident in Wunnadipa ward.
Translated by Thiri Min Htun