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Fire at jungle near JNU

Last Updated: Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 18:48

New Delhi: A major fire broke out in the jungles near Jawaharlal Nehru University here Sunday afternoon, engulfing over five acres of land, with wind blowing across the city affecting the fire-fighting operations.

The blaze was reported around 2:30 pm and 12 fire
tenders were rushed to the spot, fire brigade officials said.

The fire fighters said the wind blowing in the area
was making their job difficult as they were not able to put
out the blaze.

"We also experienced shortage of water during the fire
fighting exercise. Winds were blowing and it made our job
difficult. We had to use more water," a senior fire brigade
official said.


First Published: Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 18:48
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