Timely help by Ponda Fire personnel saved Eicher tempo from fire
Ponda: Commercial Tempo carrying load of dry grass caught fire after it came in contact with live overhead elwctricity wires, at Wadi Talavalim, near Dr. P.S Ramani Complex.
The labourers behind tempo alerted driver about fire to dry grass. The driver showing presence of mind carried the burning dry grass vehcile to water tank at Dr. Ramani Complex and also informed Ponda Fire Station simultaneously.
Following the complaint the fire force vehicle reached within ten minutes covering distance of eight km. This timely help by Ponda Fire Station personnel and locals saved the Eicher tempo.
Following the incident some of dry grass fire fell at roadside and the entire dry grass on hilly area gutted in fire.
The incident took place today at around 10.45 am today.
Earlier, in morning the vehicle loaded with dry grass at Wadi Talavalim was proceeding towards cattle Pound located at just 500 metres distance away on hills behind Dr. P S Ramani Complex. However, soon after vehicle went for few metres it caught in fire after coming into contact with live overhead wires.
It may be recalled that this is the another fire incident within week first being massive fire to building cum Bungalow stored with plastic goods and stoves caught fire causing major loss to the tune more than Rs one crore on last Saturday.