ISLAMABAD: Fire erupted on Margalla Hills near Bari Imam here on Tuesday, which was spreading at alarming pace.
The fire that started in the afternoon has engulfed large area near F/5 sector.
Rescue teams have been facing difficulties in reaching the spot, finding noway to climb the treacherous hilly area covered with forest.
Dozens of fire-fighters and a helicopter reached the site; The firemen were able to control the fire to a certain extent but rising smoke could be seen from various part of the hill.
Correspondents say fire has engulfed the forest near the shrine of Barri Imam. They say the fire could inflict damage to high tension electricity supply lines passing through the area.
During the summers most of the fire incidents have been occurred on the Margalla Hills.