Cuttack (Odisha) [India], March 16 (ANI): A fire broke out in the women's hostel of a building located in the Chandi Chowk area of Cuttack, officials informed on Thursday.
They said the fire was brought under control, adding that the cause of the blaze could not be ascertained till the filing of this report.
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Further details are awaited.
On March 15, a massive fire broke out in the forest area near the Kodaikanal hills of Dindigul district in Tamil Nadu, officials said.
Forest department officials said they were working on controlling the forest fire. A video of the incident was also shared widely on social media.
The forest fire comes days after a massive forest fire broke out in the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary in Goa.
The Indian Airforce took all required initiatives to tackle the forest fire and deployed helicopters to dispense water over the affected areas.
Indian Air Force's Mi-17 helicopter dispensed over 25,000 litres of water over forest fire-affected areas of Goa on March 11, the force said.
According to information, 48 fire spots were detected from March 5 till Saturday. Of these, 41 fires have already been doused, while seven were reported to be active as of March 12.
Further, as per the officials, the Indian Air Force is coordinating with the Indian Navy and the civil administration in combating forest fires in the affected areas of the coastal state.
With forest fires continuing to rage in Goa, the Union Environment ministry on Saturday opened a 24x7 control room to monitor real-time alerts generated by the Forest Survey of India (FSI).
Earlier, on March 14, a massive fire broke out at a factory in Dhayari area of Pune city, officials said.
According to officials, seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot. (ANI)
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