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Massive fire breaks out in forest area

Coimbatore: A large fireplace broke out at Kalapannaickenpudhur within the Thadagam phase of the Coimbatore vary woodland on Saturday afternoon. Officials are nonetheless working to convey the flames beneath keep an eye on and if they have been to fail in their venture on Sunday, the district management is prone to search the assistance of a chopper.
According to a woodland respectable, the fire began at Kalayanur subsequent to Somanur. “The space is stuffed with tall grass and hence flames are fast spreading to Marudhamalai hills.”

He stated the Thadagam phase of reserve woodland has not witnessed woodland fireplace in the past 5 to 6 years. “So, possibilities of fireplace spreading fast are high.”

Pointing out that the Thadagam phase of woodland extends to two,200 hectares, the respectable stated the fire may have engulfed a couple of hectares. “As of now, we don’t know how a lot of the woodland space has been destroyed. It could be identified handiest on Sunday.”

The respectable stated greater than 27 woodland workers, together with guards, watchers and foresters, and other volunteers have been working to place out the flames. “They are suffering to convey the fire beneath keep an eye on as it is extremely tricky to trace paths at nighttime. Senior officers are on their option to the spot. The work could be speeded up all through the early morning hours.”

Foresters stated the fire may have been brought about by way of the high temperature that the district has been witnessing within the fresh days.

The district management, in the meantime, stated they might search chopper assistance if foresters fail to place out the fire on Sunday.

A couple of weeks ago, a chopper from Sulur air station was once used to keep an eye on the fire that engulfed Vellalore sell off yard.

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