Three vehicles parked at house destroyed in fire

Published - December 06, 2018 07:48 am IST - KOCHI

A car parked in the porch of a house at Pachalam in the city going up in flames in the early hours of Wednesday.

A car parked in the porch of a house at Pachalam in the city going up in flames in the early hours of Wednesday.

In a freak incident, a car, a motorcycle and a scooter parked in the porch of a house were destroyed in a fire at Pachalam on Wednesday around 3 a.m.

Vehicles parked in the house of Sai Prasad near P.J. Antony Road were the ones which went up in flames, inflicting a loss of around ₹10 lakh. The North Police have registered a case and started investigation.

“The preliminary assessment indicates that the fire might have been caused by a spark from the car owing to some mechanical defect. Forensic experts and Motor Vehicle Department officials will inspect the site for further examination on Thursday,” said Vibin Das, sub inspector, Ernakulam Town North.

Though the house has CCTV, the footage could not be examined as the power supply remains to be restored.

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