Kundapur: Two autorickshaws, belonging to Nagaraj of Dali in Kollur and Santosh Poojary of Neralakatte, got gutted in a sudden, late-night fire that broke out at a workshop in Sangam locality here.
The incident took place past midnight. Much before the fire service arrived, the damage was complete.
Yet, there being many houses, complexes and other establishments in a large number around the place, a major disaster was averted by the timely dousing operation.
DySP Manjunath Shetty, circle inspector Divakar and others arrived and held investigations.