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Fire in Seshachalam forest sparks tension


Fire in the Jeevakona area at the foot of Tirumala hills in Tirupati on Thursday.

Fire in the Seshachalam forest area caused palpable tension in Tirupati on Thursday.

The hills to the north-east side of Tirupati were engulfed in flames, which slowly spread to the upper portions, making the suburban areas feel the heat.

The fire only aggravated the situation that had arisen following the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Many residents of Jeevakona and Satyanarayanapuram reached their roof-top and watched the raging fire spread upwards. A few persons captured the same on their mobile phones.

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