Hoka Grove Fire. Kevdi Diu

Anyone visiting Diu would usually never fail to miss the dense Hoka tree cover at Kevdi and Nagoa.

There was a fire last month at the Kevdi Hoka grove. And we would have lost an invaluable Hoka forest if not for the amazingly quick and tenacious action by the Diu fire department, also aided by fire tenders from adjoinig town of Una.

The palm trees become sort of tinder boxes when their palms leaves dry and one little spark can set a whole jungle aflame.