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Massive fire at Aarey forest near Infinity IT Park in Mumbai, no casualty reported

Ten Fire Engines, Seven Jumbo Tankers And Three Quick Response Vehicles Rushed To The Spot And Successfully Dodged The Fire.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nabanita Chakorborty | Updated on: 04 Dec 2018, 12:19:51 AM
A huge fire ablaze entire mountain range near Film City road at Goregaon in Mumbai (Photo Source: PTI)

New Delhi:

A massive fire broke out in Aarey forest area in suburban Goregaon of north-west Mumbai on Monday, according to reports. The mishap took place around 6:21 pm this evening at an open plot behind Infinity IT Park adjacent to Arun Kumar Vaidya Marg in Goregaon which is in the vicinity of Aarey Colony, the biggest green lung in the metropolis. Several fire engines and two water tankers have been rushed to the spot and put out the flames which escalated to level three by 8:05 pm. However, no casualty has been reported into the incident till late evening.

"Mumbai: Fire breaks out in forest area opposite Gokuldham near Goregaon, firefighting operation underway," the news agency ANI earlier reported.

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According to fire brigade officials, the fire, which was confined to trees and dry leaves, about 3-4 kilometres of forest was damaged due to the same.

Grieving the loss of the forests, activist Zoru Bhathena said, “Although there might be no human casualties but there might be a huge green cover loss. Also, it is likely that there may be many animals and birds stuck in the forest fire. The cause also needs to get investigated as it may be an attempt to encroach the land by later claiming it to be a barren land".

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However, Adivasis and cattle were evacuated from the forest area and the disaster control room officials confirmed that no one was stuck in the fire.

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First Published : 04 Dec 2018, 12:11:38 AM