A massive fire broke out in the Aarey forest near Goregaon suburb of north-west Mumbai on Monday.
The spot is an open plot adjacent to Arun Kumar Vaidya Marg in Goregaon which is in vicinity of Aarey Colony, the biggest green lung in the metropolis, news agency PTI reported.
The blaze was seen on one of the forested hills in Habalpada, near the famed Film City and quickly spread over the other parts of the mountain.
It could be seen from the distant Western Express Highway.
Fire brigade control room received the information about the blaze at 6.30 pm, the official said, adding that fire engines and two water tankers rushed to the spot.
Teams of the forest department, Mumbai fire brigade and other agencies were battling the blaze amidst fears that it could take a toll on rich the ecology of the area.
There have been no reports of casualties. Neither is the cause of the fire known.
With inputs from PTI