Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, March 7: A big and devastating fire spread in the jungle region from the Kandra police station area over bridge to Manikui Swarnrekha stretch leading to the burning down of thousands of trees and destruction of unaccountable wild life. The enormity of the fire was such that wild elephant herds stood helplessly on the road while other animals took refuge along the bordering land of the forest while locals and passersby crowded vantage points to take a look at the helpless and frightened animals. It was believed that antisocial had set the forest fire.
The fear factor was enhanced because of a fuel station close by. The Kandra police and three fire brigades from the Adhunik plant struggled to bring the fire under control.
The fire took in its sweep hedges and ferns as also two cottages within the BSNL tower compound which is close to the Swastik Fuel Service Station. The fire fighters managed to bring the raging fire under control and save a major disaster that could have occurred if the fire had reached the fuel station. However, two shops along the BSNL tower boundary wall were reduced to ashes causing huge losses to the shop owners.