POONCH, Feb 2: Major fire along the Line of Control in Balakote area of Mendhar and at Chakkan-da-Bagh LoC point has been reported this evening.
Sources said that mysterious fire from PoK side started at Chakkan-da-Bagh near last gate and it spread in some areas where structures are raised for trade and travel. The security agencies and Army authorities rushed to the area and tried to protect the infrastructure. It was learnt that some damage was also caused there. Tomorrow, there is plan to resume bus service on both sides through this point.
Massive fire was also reported in Tonga Forest and Dadote in Balakote area. The fire started from that side of the LoC and then spread inside the fencing. Due to spreading fire, many land mine explosions took place. The fire started at around 6.30 pm and it had engulfed a larger area till late this evening. The Army authorities were fighting the fire to protect their infrastructure and gadgets installed.