The district is located in a part of ancient Shakya kingdom of Buddha. Around 127 houses have bee destroyed with properties worth Rs 9 million damaged in separate fire incidents that occurred at districts of Kapilvastu, Siraha and Saptari today. A fire that broke out at the house of one Majhuwa Musalman of Kushwaha VDC 9 Dagaudi of Kapilvasti spread to 53 other houses gutting them all in the process. Elsewhere, 59 houses were destroyed in separate incidents of fire at Nohajar VDC 3 and Simraha Singiyaun VDC 6 in Saptari. Likewise, 15 houses were destroyed at Siraha VDC 4 at Musahari tol after a fire that broke out in the kitchen of one Bisheshwor Mukhiya spread to neighboring houses. The Fire at all place are now brought under control by the joint effort of local people and Police with the help of Fire Engines.