Reports coming in from inside say that the historic Wangduephodrang Dzong is being razzed by fire since this afternoon.
According to Kuensel, the battle to bring the inferno into control was underway at the time of filing this report.
The King and his father are learnt to have reached the venue already.
The Dzong is located some 20 km away from Punaka and was founded in 1638 AD by Shabdrung.
The antic structure was renovated twice after a fire in 1837 and an earthquake in 1897.