There is news of fire on the store and kitchen of Rest House of Forest Department in Triund due to lightening strike. As per the information this Store and Kitchen a 97 years old structure built by the British in Triund is totally burnt down, but the good thing is that no one is hurt. There was heavy rain and lightening strike up in Triund last night of May 25, 2011 and due to this accident Mountain Cleaners lost their equipments like blankets, coats and sleeping bags.
Below news detail courtesy from newkerala.com and UNI. 31 students escape unhurt in Triund rest-house fire.
Dharamsala, May 26 :Thirty-one children and teachers of YPS School, Mohali escaped unhurt in a fire that broke out at a forest resthouse in Triund on Wednesday night, nine km from McLeodganj. Deputy Forest Range Officer Kamar Singh today told UNI that the outhouse in the premises of this nearly century-old forest guest house at Triund, was engulfed in flames due to lightning at around 2330 hrs on May 25. A store, kitchen and guard’s room were totally gutted and boundary wall of the rest house was also damaged in the blaze. The loss was estimated at about Rs 1.50 lakh. However, there was no loss of life, Mr Singh informed. He said a group of 31 students of YPS School Mohali, along with their teachers Jyotsna, Niranjan, Sudarshan Kumar (cook) and two guides Tarsem and Kewal Singh, were staying in tents, 20 metres from the forest guest house when the incident took place. It took them two hours along with forest guards, to douse the flames, the DFRO disclosed. Kangra District Additional Police Chief Sanjeev Gandhi said though rising flames created panic among the students, none of them was injured in the incident. –UNI