Fire on Islamabad Margalla Hills erupted 48 hours ago and hasn’t been tamed yet

Fire on Islamabad Margalla Hills erupted 48 hours ago and hasn’t been tamed yet

Every year in Islamabad a random sudden fire erupts on Margalla Hills. According to authorities, the fire erupts on the hills due to highly flammable bushes that burn after sustaining direct heat from the Sun.

A similar fire erupted on the Margalla Hills yesterday which is being cited as the biggest fire Islamabad has seen in recent years. The fire erupted 48 hours ago near the Sandoori, Kalinger Villages and trail-5. It has now spread over 40 acres with Capital Development Authority (CDA) still unable to tame it.

CDA is currently using the manual bush beating method to beat the fire because the nature of the rough terrain does not allow fire brigade vehicles to reach the area where the fire is most prominent.

Geplaatst door Ijaz Ul Hassan op Vrijdag 30 maart 2018

The fire can clearly be seen from the nearby sectors F6, F7, F8, F10, F11 and main Margalla road. Since the fire has not been controlled for 48 hours, the citizens of Islamabad are planning to gather at the F6 press club today to demand aerial fire extinguishing method from CDA which has now become the need of the hour.

The fire being so large in nature is also causing an unusual heat wave in the city.