Puttur: A sudden fire broke out in Ashwini Furniture and Electronics in Prakash Towers in the heart of Uppinangady on Sunday night and destroyed a good part of the stock.
The loss could be in lakhs. However, the fire service arrived and brought the fire under control, thus averting a major damage. If it had spread to other buildings, the losses could have been too heavy.
Venkatesh Kini, a local businessman, noticed the smoke coming out of the shop when he was on a walk in the night as is his routine. He informed the owner of the shop and other members of the public.
A timely joint operation helped in averting a major disaster.