HUBBALLI: A short circuit in a factory of the Vibhav Industrials near Sherwada village in Hubballi resulted in a fire and loss of a large quantity of product in the factory.
Fluctuation in power supply in the phenyl and broom manufacturing factory on Sunday evening is said to have caused the short circuit.
Four fire brigade vehicles from Kundgol and Hubballi rushed to the factory to douse the fire.
Phenyl and broom worth lakhs of rupees were gutted in the accident. Since the factory had been closed for Vijayadashami on Sunday, the staff were not there, preventing fatalities.
The officers of the rural police station visited the factory site and inspected the condition.
The factory is said to belong to Union minister Pralhad Joshi.