Forest fire engulfs multiple areas in Rajouri

Forest fire also erupted in Dasssl Seeran village of Rajouri district on Thursday afternoon. On Friday, the fire engulfed more than seventy acres of forest land and smoke, flames could be seen from Rajouri town.

SUMIT BHARGAV
Rajouri, Publish Date: May 26 2018 1:31AM | Updated Date: May 26 2018 1:31AM
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Forest fire engulfed several areas in multiple locations in Rajouri district destroying green wealth besides producing huge smoke that is causing respiratory problems among the local population.

“Last night at about 8pm, forest fire erupted in forest belt between Chowdhary Nar and Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University and within an hour flames spread in more than thirty acres of forest land between BGSB University, Chowdhary Nar and Kote Dhara villages,” said local residents. “Fire continued on Friday morning and flames moved towards BGSB University campus as well.”

Meanwhile, sensing trouble due to forest fire which started engulfing forest belt towards the BGSB University, university administration pressed into action its staff to douse the flames.

Forest fire also erupted in Dasssl Seeran village of Rajouri district on Thursday afternoon. On Friday, the fire engulfed more than seventy acres of forest land and smoke, flames could be seen from Rajouri town.

Besides damaging vegetation, many wild animals have also died in the fire. Forest fire also broke out in Jhanger and Bhawani areas in Nowshera, Rajouri district. In Agrati area of Rajouri, forest fire broke out three days ago and it is still on. Meanwhile in areas where forest fires have broken out, people have complained of respiratory problems due to the high amount of smoke produced by the fire.

 

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