Fires in suburban Mandalay and another Burmese town destroyed nearly 900 homes and left more than 7,300 people homeless, state radio said Tuesday.

Fanned by a strong breeze, a kitchen fire in the town of Kyaikmaraw, about 110 miles east of Rangoon, spread out of control Sunday evening, Radio Rangoon said. The blaze injured three people, destroyed 794 houses and left 5,291 people homeless, the radio said.A candle was blamed for another fire in an eastern suburb of Mandalay, 440 miles north of Rangoon. Monday night's blaze destroyed 102 houses and left 2,077 people homeless, Radio Rangoon said.