Another forest fire in Vattavada region
Vattavada: Another forest fire has broken out in the Kambakkallu-Kadavari region near here in Idukki district on Monday.
The fire has destroyed several acres of land. The fire is spreading in block 58 of the stipulated Neelakurinji garden.
Forest department and fire and rescue service personnel are trying to douse the blaze.
According to the officials, the fire started on an area owned by the royal plantation company. Similar forest fires were reported in the region in the previous days.
The forest department had registered a case and were investigating as to how the fire broke out. There were reports that the fire was intentionally started by humans.
Officials calculate that the fire was intentionally created to delay or prevent departmental action in connection with the Neelakurinji garden. Further investigations are on.