Moodabidri: A fire has broken out in more than ten acres of government and private land near the Ontikatte Kadalkere nature reserve here and the fire brigade officials and forest department officials are struggling to douse the fire.
A fire broke out around 11 am around the Kadalkere fire brigade office and a residential house in Nelligudde, Kadlagudde area. A row of nature sanctuaries, tree-lined Thimmakka Park, near Kadalkere industrial area has been filled with smoke.
The power supply to the firemen’s lodge has been disconnected. Since the government land is covered with forest, it is difficult for the fire engine to enter and extinguish the fire, and due to the lack of personnel in the fire brigade, it is difficult to extinguish the fire.
Assistant Fire Officer Stephen and his crew are trying to put out the fire.
Municipal Standing Committee Chairman Nagaraja Pujari, Kambala runner Ritesh, and the youth of Ontikatta have helped to put out the fire and arrange water.