MANGALORE: A fodder-laden van was gutted in an accident at Narlapadavu on Mallali Road under Bajpe police station limits on Thursday.
The fodder came into contact with an overhead power line and caught fire, the police said.
Satish, the driver of the vehicle, and others pulled down the burning fodder from the vehicle. Fire then spread to the dry grass on the side of the road.
Four fire tenders rushed to the spot and battled for nearly two hours to extinguish the fire.
The fire damaged over two acres of land. No loss of life was reported. Bajpe police have registered a case.