Puttur: An Omni car suddenly caught fire at Sarve junction in the taluk on Wednesday night. As soon as the fire was spotted, three occupants in the car managed to have the car stopped and run to a safe distance.
Gopal from Mundur was at the wheel, driving towards Tingaladi. As they reached a turn at Balaya, a fire breaking out in the front was observed and Gopal stopped the car and ensured safe escape of the other two as well.
They tried to douse the fire with whatever resources available. By the time the fire brigade arrived and extinguished the fire, the car had been reduced to a bare skeleton.
Loss of about Rs 1 lakh has been reported in the mishap.