Mangaluru, Jan 18, 2019: A massive fire in a hilly area spread over 15 acres at Kuppepadavu on January 17, Thursday night resulted in a panicky situation in the locality.
The residents of nearly ten houses in the vicinity had to wait with bated breath till midnight even as fire service men along with locals battled it out to extinguish the fire.
It is believed that the fire lit by some people to burn the bushes and shrubs in the hilly area, had spread due to the breeze.
Even a petrol bunk in the area was shut down as a precautionary measure.
Bajpe police have registered a case.