Forest fire has devastated around 10 hectare of area in Totu of Shimla on Monday afternoon. This forest fire devastated fresh plantations, bushes and some old pine trees. Initially three fire tenders were pressed into the fire fighting operation. It took four hours to contain the forest fire. The cause of fire is yet to be ascertained. Long dry spell is one of the factors aggravating the forest fire in Shimla and surrounding hills.