Ferozepur: Around 70 acres of wheat crops was reduced to ash after fire suddenly broke out in Bhamaba Landa village in Ghall Khurd block. The farmers of the adjoining villages worked hard to douse the flames as fire tenders failed to reach at the spot on time.
Tehsildar Lakhwinder Singh has ordered the department to conduct special girdawari so that compensation could be given to affected farmers.
The farmers who lost their standing wheat crop include Rajinder Singh, Babu Singh, Makahan Singh Boparai Firozshah, Balwinder Singh Firozshah, Deeshpal Singh Firozshah, Gurpreet Singh Firozshah, Jasweer Singh, Lakhveer Singh, Rajpal Singh Firozshah, Jagjeet Singh and Jaswinder Singh.
Fire tenders could not reach on time to douse the flames.
Aggrieved farmers standing in the field.
All the farmers urged the district administration to make proper arrangement of fire tenders so that in future such incidents do not lead to more damage.