Wild fire engulfs forest in Annapurna Conservation Area

Wild fire engulfs forest in Annapurna Conservation Area

13 January 2010

published by www.nepalnews.com


Nepal — A massive wild fire has spread in the jungles of Annapurna Conservation Area, reports say.

The fire that started Monday is still out of control. Fire started from the jungles of Ghandruk VDC of Kaski. Quoting local residents, Radio Nepal said, the fire that started from the forest at an altitude of 2000 metres has reached forests at altitude of 5000 metres from the sea-level.

Although, no human casualty has been reported from the fire, a huge bio-mass has been lost and many wild animals have perished.

Armed Police Force has deployed a squad of 150 policemen to take the fire in control.

Villagers have said, the fire could spread to villages if it is not taken in control in time.


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