Massive fire breaks out in Srigandhakaval forest area

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BENGALURU: A massive fire broke out in the forest area of ​​Srigandhakaval near Sumanahalli bridge in the city and trees have caught fire due to the rising temperature.

The fire has engulfed almost half of the 3-acre forest area belonging to the BBMP. The fire spread quickly as a result of intense heat. It is suspected that the fire was set to dry garbage and spread to the forest area. It is learnt that the fire broke out in the forest area on Thursday night.

The Forest Department was using the area to dump timber that was cleared from around the city and auctioned. All the timber, whichever was not auctioned, was stored in the forest area.

Officials also suspected that some miscreants may have set fire to the dry wooden pieces which spread over the area. The firefighting personnel worked continuously for nine hours and managed to douse the fire. The Kamakshipalya police and BBMP personnel visited the place and inspected the damage.

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