Srinagar: Fire erupted in forest area in the upper side of Shankaracharya hills on Zabarwan mountain range in Srinagar on Tuesday evening.
Reports reaching here said that fire started in the forest area and flames could be seen from Gupkar, the high-security area where official residences of most of the mainstream politicians are located.
Fire and emergency department has rushed fire tenders to the area to douse off the flames.
When contacted, concerned Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Reyaz Ahmad said that operation to douse off the flames has been started by the forest department and fire and emergency service department.
The DFO, who is supervising the operation, said that the cause of fire will be ascertained after the flames are brought under control. (GNS)