Udupi, Sep 16, 2020: Two shops close by the service bus stand in the city suffered extensive damage in a fire mishap during the wee hours of September 16, Wednesday.
The shops that were gutted were a provision store named Mallikarjun Stores and a mobile shop. The loss has been estimated at around Rs 2 lakhs.
The fire was first noticed at around 2.30 am by the cops on patrolling duty and the fire brigade was immediately alerted. A short circuit is said to be the cause of the fire.