Fire at Turahalli forest in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Coping with the massive destruction of precious flora by the forest fire across Karnataka, the Karnataka Forest Department was on Wednesday yet again confronted with multiple incidents of the forest fire in Bengaluru.
The Turahalli Reserve Forest area within the Hemmigepura ward limits in Southern Bengaluru reported fire incidents. However, the timely intervention by the neighbourhood residents welfare associations and Fire brigade averted a major disaster as the raging fire was put out after a relentless fire fighting exercise.
The vigilant residents inhabiting the areas abutting the undulating boundary of Turahalli forest on Wednesday morning alerted the forest department officials about the fires. Soon, fire was spotted at many places and brought to the notice of the officials. Citizens revealed this was the third time that they were spotting fire in less than four weeks. The locals, especially the apartment dwellers, helped the fire brigade replenish their fire tenders by allowing access to the water tanks.