Firemen put out blazes at 12 places

Firemen put out blazes at 12 places

The Fire and Emergency personnel had a busy day dousing fires at 12 spots in the City in a span of 24 hours.

They also rescued an eagle which had got itself entangled in a kite-flying thread and was stuck in a tree on the premises of the CID office.

According to the police, a 38-year-old driver of a cab had a narrow escape when his car caught fire near the Hebbal flyover early Friday morning. The driver has been identified as Ramesh Babu.

Around 4.40 am, he was driving towards Devanahalli and when he reached the Hebbal flyover, he rear-ended a truck and his car caught fire. He jumped out of the car, suffering minor injuries.

Babu informed the police who in turn alerted the Fire and Emergency personnel. Babu told the police he lost control over the car and hit the truck from behind.

He noticed smoke emanating from the engine and jumped out of the car. The vehicle was gutted in the fire, said the police.

Minor incidents
The fire personnel said minor incidents of fire were reported at CV Raman Nagar, Halasuru, Basaveshwaranagar, Anjanapura, JP Nagar, Mysuru Road, Peenya and other places.

All the incidents were minor and no casualties were reported. In most of the places, scrap and waste materials were gutted, he said.

When the official was asked about rescue of the eagle, he said, “Prani Daya Sangha received information that an eagle, which was entangled in a kite-flying thread, was stuck on a tree on the premises of the CID office in Carlton House. The went to the spot and found that the bird was stuck on the tree which was about 40 feet from the ground.

They alerted the Fire department. We went to the spot and freed the bird,” the official said.