Bhadrak, Oct 24: An oil-carrying auto-rickshaw caught fire at Chudauti village under the Dhamnagar police limit in Bhadrak on Sunday.
The driver has been narrowly rescued from the fire mishap due to the intervention of locals.
Sources said an oil-laden auto-rickshaw was passing on Bhadrak-Dhamnagar road. Meanwhile, it caught fire all of a sudden, and the whole vehicle burnt with flame.
Responding to the alarm, locals rescued the driver from the vehicle and alerted fire brigades. Firefighters doused the fire after a long operation.
The reason for the accident is yet to be ascertained, said a fire official.