Islamabad - Huge fires erupted at Margallah Hills yesterday which engulfed nearby areas due to extreme hot weather.

According to the media reports, the United Nation (UN) has organised a shooting event at the hills which has also been cancelled due to the incident. A number of foreigners were present there to take part in the event who were safely evacuated from the spot after fire and no life loss was reported.

Fire at Margalla Hills is a major threat to the scenic beauty of the city as in extreme summer season, every year fire incidents occurred here. Taking precautionary measure, this year the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has deputed 300 extra officials and increased number of monitoring fire pickets from 15 to 30 in the Margalla Hills to extinguish fire incidents but unfortunately it happened again.