Hindustan Times, 28 Feb 2020
Updated: Aug 5, 2020
Shubhangi Tirodkar, who lives at Sector 15 in Belapur, saw the flames in the mangrove from Belapur and complained. “The incident happened late at night and the fire raged for an hour. I complained on the forest helpline 1926 after which it was doused. Today, I can see some machines making rounds in the same area,” said Tirodkar.
She added that many fires were reported in 2018 and 2019 at the same place. “The forest officials do not have a satisfactory answer and have not done anything to curb it,” said Tirodkar.