Massive fire in Navi Mumbai’s Khargar hill

Mar 17, 2022 01:33 pm

Navi Mumbai’s Kharghar hill on Wednesday night got trapped under a massive fire. Two fire tenders and a water tanker have rushed to the spot said the police.

“There is no way the fire tenders can reach the top and hence the vehicles are trying to douse the fire from the road near Golf course. The fire on the top of the hill will get doused by its own,” a police officer from Kharghar police station said.

Leena Garad, a Kharghar corporator said, “I have seen this kind of fire on hill for the last 13 years. Nobody could stop it despite repeated requests to forest and Cidco authorities because the jurisdiction of the departments has not been marked properly. The only solution to avoid this fire is to chop off the dry grass after monsoon which no one does and some miscreant makes way by putting a small fire in the grass which then spreads rapidly across the hill.”