Vasco: Panic gripped the people residing in and around Zuarinagar after dry grass was set on fire on Friday evening by some unknown persons.
As per the available information, some unknown people set ablaze dry grass at around 5.30 pm on the hillock near Zuarinagar, which is surrounded by thick population.
Fire quickly spread to the surrounding areas and seemed to be uncontrollable. Fire tenders were summoned to the site from Goa State Fire Services, Zuari Agro Chemicals Ltd and other organisations.
The people in and around Zuarinagar faced problem of severe air pollution. The fire personnel were struggling to bring the flames under control till late Friday evening.
Meanwhile, a similar kind of incident was reported in the vicinity of ZIOTL premises at Sancoale some days back, as some miscreants set dry grass on fire. Fire tenders rushed to the site and brought the fire under control.