Dhenkanal, April 4: The inmates of a women’s hostel of Dhenkanal Autonomous College had a narrow escape after the forest fire which broke out at Charkhola forest spread to the hostel on the wee hours of Saturday.
According to available information, the forest fire, which broke out at the nearer forest has spread to Upasana Women’s Hostel of the college in the morning. The inmates of the hostel spotted the fire and alerted the college authorities.
Soon, the principal of the autonomous college, Dr Rashmi Mishra informed the local firefighting tem, who then reached the hostel and doused the flame.
“At around, 2 am the hostel superintendent alerted me about the fire mishap. Soon we informed the district administration about the incident. Later, the fire personnel reached the spot and doused the flame,” she said.