A fire broke out in the Seminary hills area here today but it was doused in time, preventing its spread to a nearby forest, an official said. The fire broke out at 7.30 PM in the forest area, located near the official residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, a forest department official said. The fire spread among bushes and bamboo trees.
Six fire tenders came to the spot and doused the blaze on time, Deputy Conservator of Forest G Mallikarjun told PTI. If the blaze had started in the core jungle area it would have been a major disaster as it would have been difficult for fire tenders to reach there, he added. Timely action by forest department, Nagpur Municipal Corporationand police averted what could have been a major tragedy, Mallikarjun said. He said the area would be searched tomorrow to find out the cause of the fire.
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