Fire destroys property worth lakhs of rupees

According to police, the shop belongs to Girish. The fire broke out after he left for home late night.

The cash table, decorative items, shamiyana and other materials have been destroyed completely. The reason for the mishap is not known.

The alert neighbours alerted the police, Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation and Fire brigade. A fire tender came to the spot and extinguished the fire. By that time, many items had been reduced to ashes.

The residents vented their ire at fire brigade personnel for reaching the spot late. They opined that damage could have been minimised had it arrived earlier. They complained that the fire tender took one hour to cover 20 km distance between Malavalli and Halagur.
Halagaur Town Police have registered a case.

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