Raging fire engulfs part of Margalla Hills

Muhammad Anis
Saturday, May 18, 2024

ISLAMABAD: A fire which erupted on Margalla Hills on Friday evening engulfed an area of over three square kilometers.

According to an official of the Capital Development Authority said that fire rapidly spread in areas of Loi Dandi, Ratta Hotar and Pir Sohawa areas of Margalla Hills due to heavy wind blowing across.

Over 150 personnel of environment wing of CDA were busy in extinguishing fire by using traditional and manual methods. " So far 50 percent of the fire has been controlled," an official at 12. 15 am said. The official of the Ministry of Climate Change were also present at the site. Meanwhile, another fire which broke out at in Mandiala area of Margalla Hills was controlled in three hours.