Over 150 foresters struggle to put out fire on Kolli Hills

  • | Sunday | 31st March, 2019

The road transportation between Kolli Hills and Namakkal town has been completely halted since Friday morning. Forest officials at checkposts near foothills have stopped entry of vehicles into the forest and allowed only local villagers to use the Ghat Road. “The fire spread across nearly 200 acres of forest land and destroyed mango trees, betel nut trees and banana trees. She also banned tourists from staying atop the hills until further orders. It will take at least two days to estimate the extent of damage, however, on the face of it, the damage would be more than Rs 5 lakh,” said a forest official.Initially, the fire started between the foothills of Kolli Hills, Karavalli, Keelchengode and Nadukombai villages.

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