Fire engulfs large forest area in Pahalgam

Fire engulfs large forest area in Pahalgam

Srinagar: A massive fire has engulfed large forest area at Pahalgam, with government departments and locals now joining to douse it.
Sources said as the incident was reported to the authorities, men from different government departments, including Fire Services and Forest department, besides locals, were rushed to the area to douse off the leaping flames, clearly visible from a distance.
However, they said as the area is not accessible though road, the fire tenders could not reach there. “They have dug wells, besides other methods, to douse off the fire,” sources said.