Hyderabad: A major fire broke out at Nallamala forest between Vatavalipally to Domalapenta, on Tuesday afternoon, marking the second incident in four days. Over 45 acres of forest areas is reduced to ashes. The cause of the fire is unknown however the forest official  ascertain that it would have been ‘man-made’.

Speaking to NewsMeter- District Forest officer M. Joji said, “ It took 4  hours to bring the fire under control, the most affected area is between Vatavalipally to Domalapenta. This  stretch is very difficult to monitor, the forest officials are investigating the cause however   Tourist could have caused the fire’.  

When asked about damage to wild life, the officer said, “The green cover has been affected, no wild life damage reported. Timely intervention by the forest department and the locals brought the fire under control’.

The first incident occurred on Saturday, where in fire spread across 15 acres.

The Nallamala forest spreads  across 6 acres


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