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MASSIVE FIRE ENGULFS FOREST LAND OFF AAREY
Mumbai, Dec. 5 -- The city witnessed a massive blaze at Aarey forest, which is mind-boggling (Massive fire engulfs forest land off Aarey, December 4). The recent fire at a south Bombay high rise was understandable. However, a fire across a 3-km forest stretch is suspicious. What is shocking is that the blaze did not originate in the building but occurred in a dense forest. It appears the fire was man-made rather than a natural disaster. The Fire Brigade called it a level three fire, and doused the fire within four hours. They cordoned off the 3km periphery of Aarey forest to prevent animals, human beings from venturing in the danger zone. DEEPAK CHIKRAMANE The fire at Aarey may be rare but not surprising as there are too many stakeholders f...
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