Forest fire incidents on rise
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, May 31: With rising mercury level in the winter capital, the number of forest and other fire incidents has also witnessed sharp increase with 10 incidents reported in less than 12 hours from various parts of Jammu district.
Officials of the Fire and Emergency services Jammu informed Greater Kashmir that since last evening 10 fire incidents were reported from various parts of district and the fire tenders were sent by department to control the blaze.
They informed that major fire broke out in the Birpur area falling under Bari Brahmana police station. “Due to some unknown reasons fire broke out in forest area of Birpur, during evening hours. Within minutes the leaping flames engulfed a larger portion of forest area” they said, adding that two Fire tenders of Bari Brahmana station rushed to the spot and started the dousing operation.
They said that more fire tenders were sent on the spot and after several hours of struggle the fire was doused.
Another fire broke out in the morning hours in Sidhra area adjoining Golf Course, where five shanties were reduced to ashes before it was controlled. “There were 10 juggies in a row, out of which five juggies are being used by labourers, while remaining five were spare and used for storing household items” they said, adding that the five juggies were gutted in fire with household items worth around Rs 25,000.
Another fire broke out in the nursery of Social forestry where plant saplings and trees worth around Rs. 40,000 were reduced to ashes, they said, adding that with the hectic efforts by the employees of Fire and emergency services the fire was doused.
Similar type of fire incidents was also reported at Suryachak Nursery where trees and other material worth Rs 2000 was gutted.
They further informed that minor fire incidents also occurred inside the premises of police headquarters Gulshan Ground, Forest Protection Force (FPF) office Narwal, near Satwari Army cantonment area and Vikas Nagar area of Sarwal.
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