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Forest fire breaks out near Film City

DNMUM270928 | 3/6/2013 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :357 | Mumbai

Fire rages through huge stretch of Sanjay Gandhi national park; no human or animal casualties

Mumbai: Brush fires broke out repeatedly in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) since Monday night, at three places together engulfing a huge stretch of forest ground. No casualty of any human or animal was reported, though.
Forest department officials said the fire broke out at Hathi Gate near the bungalow of the managing director of Film City around 7.30pm on Monday. After nine hours of work by over 60 people from the forest department, including 10 senior officials, the fire appeared to be under control around 4.30am on Tuesday, only to break out (at least two fresh fires) later elsewhere.
With over 300 fires reported in the past five years within the national park area, forest fires in summer have become an annual challen
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