A car was gutted in a fire on the busy Mysuru Road in Bidadi, causing a huge traffic pile-up on Saturday. No explosion or loss of life was reported.
According to the police, the incident happened around 7 pm at Kadumane Cross near Lakshmisagar Gate. The driver of the Honda Datsun car, which was on the move, noticed smoke coming out of the bonnet. He stopped to check, but the fire engulfed the car within minutes.
The Bidadi police rushed to the spot to clear the traffic, which was disrupted between 7.15 pm and 8 pm. The police are yet to register a case.