Army helicopters, PAF extinguishing Margalla Hills fire

Published: March 30, 2018
Margalla hills. PHOTO: TWITTER/amirraza632

Margalla hills. PHOTO: TWITTER/amirraza632

PHOTO: TWITTER/amirraza632 Margalla hills. PHOTO: TWITTER/amirraza632

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army troops have reached Kalanger village with firefighting equipment to contain fire that erupted on Margalla Hills on Friday.

“Four helicopters including PAF busy in extinguishing fire using bambie buckets,” the Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement.

On Thursday night, parts of Margalla Hills behind Daman-e-Koh and the Naval Headquarters caught fire, with the flames spreading at a slower pace on Friday.

The flames behind Daman-e-Koh were brought under control by the locals, who usually use sticks to put out forest fires, as firefighters are unable to reach these areas on short notice.

PHOTO: TWITTER/amirraza632

PHOTO: TWITTER/amirraza632

Capital Development Authority (CDA) officials said the fire is not seasonal, which are usually caused by scorching summer temperatures. Officials were trying to ascertain the cause of the fire.

However, they do suspect that the fire must have been caused by human error, such as a cigarette.

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