Trees catch fire at Jaya farmhouse in Siruthavur

By PTI Published on Jun 29, 2018 10:54 AM IST

Kanchipuram (Tamilnadu): Several casuarina trees caught fire at a farmhouse in Siruthavur, near here, once a favourite retreat of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa, an official said.

No one was injured and there was no damage to the bungalow there, the fire and rescue service official said.

"Casuarina trees, spread approximately over an acre in the Siruthavur bungalow premises, is on fire since late evening," he told PTI yesterday.

Nearly 50 fire fighters were involved in the operation to put out the flames, he added.

On the cause of fire, he said it was being looked into by the police.

The farmhouse was a favourite retreat of Jayalalithaa who used to stay at the bungalow. The property had witnessed minor fire mishaps earlier too.