Bhadrak: Fire engulfed a matchbox-laden truck at Bhandaripokhari on NH-16 here in the district this morning.
The Bhandaripokhari police and fire tender personnel rushed to the spot to douse the flame.
The driver of truck fled from the spot following the incident.
According to reports, the matchbox-laden truck enroute to Bhadrak from Cuttack caught fire at around 4.30 am near Chhatabar at Bhandaripokhari area on the NH-16. The driver steered the vehicle off the road after fire spread to the truck.
The truck was completely gutted till the fire tenders reached the site.
However, the cause behind the fire is yet to be ascertained.