SRINAGAR: Amid a massive blaze in Hijwah village in Banihal of Ramban district, the Indian Air Force Helicopter pressed into the service of Dal Lake to doze off the fire in the area.
Officials in the knowhow of the development told that the move was ‘necessitated’ as the fire has already spread to a wider area. “Several structures have already got damaged in the massive inferno”, they said adding that the authorities are facing huge difficulties to bring the enraging flames under control.
“The helicopter has been deployed near Char Chinari, with ‘Bambi bucket’ attached to it to facilitate the ongoing firefighting operation” they said.
As reported, the officials had earlier in the day said that at least eight houses were gutted while over 35 others were engulfed after a massive fire raged in hilly area in Hijwah village of Mahu Mangit area under the jurisdiction of police post Khari. (GNS)