The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has said that the fire that broke out on Margalla Hills three days ago has been brought under control.

The CDA administration said the blaze erupted at three different locations, including Saidupur, Tilhar Village and Pir Sohawa, has been doused after hectic efforts of CDA employees.

The CDA said in a tweet that 90 percent fire has been brought under control at three locations at Margallah Hills National Park.

The fire damaged only bushes and grass, it added.

CDA Chairman Aamir Ali Ahmed himself supervised the firefighting operation. The fire engulfed around 25 acres in the Pir Sohawa area, 12 acres in Saidupur, and 15 acres in Tilhar Village.

As many as 200 CDA firefighters, six bowsers, and other vehicles took part in the operation.

Earlier, Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul Wazir tweeted, “Trail-3 fire has been controlled by both staff efforts IWMB and CDA staff, Alhamdulillah. Sterling effort, given the resource constraints and the magnitude of fire.”

The writer is a member of staff
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