A massive forest fire broke out today near Veda Paatasala which is located in the interior forest belt of Seshachalam ranges in Tirumala. The flames raged for a while, and the area was enveloped in smoke. Following the fire, TTD officials alerted TTD forest people to douse the blaze. Firefighters are finding it difficult to tackle the blaze because of thick smoke.
On Sunday, a minor fire broke out at Gadikonda reserve forest near Doordarshan Tower region in the Tirumala forests about 4 kilometres from the temple. TTD Fire people worked hard for several hours to douse the flame.