Fire services control fire at Sada
Fire tenders from the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) and Vasco fire services on Monday evening prevented a fire from spreading to the Antarctica Study Centre at Headland Sada.
A huge fire engulfed the dried grass along the beach side at Headland Sada and it quickly began spreading towards Marine Mercantile Study Centre and Antarctica Study Centre.
As the fire started approaching the compound wall of the study centres, officials from Antarctica alerted the fire tenders at Vasco and MPT.
The fire personnel had great difficulty extinguishing the fire as it was night and the area was surrounded with bushes.
Speaking to Herald, officials from Antarctica Study Centre said the dried grass along the beach might have caught fire due to negligence of some persons. [H]