Mangalore, June 7: The house belonged to Ganesh, located near Urva Marigudi in the city was partially destroyed by a fire accident on June 6, Friday evening.
The taxi drivers nearby noticed the fire first at around 7.30 and soon the fire service personnel was informed. The fire service men, locals, taxi drivers and the Barke police struggled for over an hour to put out the fire. However, by then almost half of the house was burnt.
Sources said that the loss has been estimated at over Rs 2 lakhs. Several valuables including gold cash kept in the almirah, TV and other equipment have been destroyed.