Chikmagalur: A tanker carrying petrol caught fire after it overturned near Giriyapura in Kadur taluk near here on the evening of June 19.
Reportedly, the vehicle overturned after its driver lost control at the wheel. Soon, an inferno engulfed the tanker and the nearby areas.
When reports last came in, the fire had spread to at least 100 meters area from the initial spot. At least five houses near the accident spot also went ablaze, claimed sources.
Emergency personnel are at the scene and trying to douse the inferno. No deaths have been reported so far. More details are awaited.