A fire that broke out in a cotton mill burnt down a stock of cotton bails in Bailhongal on Tuesday.
Nearly 10,000 quintals of cotton was destroyed in the fire. No one was injured.
Fire and Emergency Services personnel from Bailhongal rushed to the spot and put out the fire after an hour. Muttu Metgud, factory owner, has complained to the police stating that a short circuit caused the fire. Mr. Metgud is related to a former MLA. A case has been registered.