On 21st April, 2020, a fire broke out at around 10:30 am, in the premises of The Billimoria High School, in Panchgani, causing extensive damage to school property. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. The Panchgani Municipality fire-fighters rushed to the site and with great effort, were able to extinguish the raging fire, but not before it had wreaked sizeable destruction including the students’ school materials, furniture, equipment and clothes.
Due to the ongoing Pandemic, the school was currently under lockdown and no casualties were reported. The first floor of the school is being used as a dormitory for students.
Sitting atop the Sahayadri Hills in Maharashtra’s Satara District, The Billimoria High School was founded in 1908 by the Late Nowroji Billimoria and is currently owned and managed by the Goradia family.