Baghdara nature park went up in flames in the afternoon today. 20 fire brigades were deployed throughout the evening but were unable to contain the fire, until an hour back. Udaipur Municipal Corporation also sent its fire brigade as the fire was spreading swiftly.
The nature park caught fire around 3 p.m. today and took a disastrous form. The entire nature park got engulfed in flames and is almost destroyed. It has been reported that hundreds of wild life in the park are stuck up in the flames or are caught in the fire. Fire brigade of forest department and municipal corporation are trying their level best to put off the fire, but in vain.
The reason behind the fire is not yet known. It is being assumed that someone threw a lighted bidi, which may have caused the place to catch fire. The speed at which the fire spread has caused a lot of terror.
The point of danger is the gunpowder godown where almost 300 tonnes of gunpowder has been kept and it is within 200 metres from the park. If the fire isn’t controlled, it may take an even more disastrous form.
Teams from RSMML have reached the park and are putting in their best efforts to remove the explosive stuff. Flames have spread upto Kevra ki Naal.
Going by the reports, this could well be the sad end of one of the most beautiful trekking and natural tourist destinations in Udaipur as well as a mortuary for a great deal of wildlife, flora and fauna. The Forest Department along with administration had take a great deal of effort to get this park made amidst the jungle surroundings.
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