Fire at Raia hill creates panic

Margao: A fire at the Dagwad-Raia hill created panic amongst the villagers at the foothill. The fire couldn’t be doused off as there was no access road to this hill.

A small emergency response vehicle and a fire tender with a team reached at Raia at 10 pm and were seen planning to reach out at the fire.

However, the team realised that as there is no way to reach the hill, they waited on to keep an eye on the incident.

The villagers informed that the dry hay on the hill has caught fire and that it is an annual event where there is fire incident on the hill.

They also said that the fire may have been lit by someone. The fire died down after a lot of time. The moderate smoke from the fire could be seen all over the village. [H]