Wildfire raging in Manang forest for last two days

Wildfire raging in Manang forest for last two days

15 December 2011

published by www.myrepublica.com

Nepal — A wildfire has been raging in forests of Bagarchhap VDC of Manang, the district beyond the Himalayas.

The fire started Tuesday afternoon in Kyuyar forest in Ward No.5 of Bagarchhap and not put out even by Wednesday night, said District Police Office Manang.

The fire has spread all over the forest as the location is steep and there has been no snowfall, said DSP Nawin Raj Rai.

Although police team had reached the site from Border Police Post Kote and District Police Office Chame, they returned as they could not control the fire.

As stones and trees were falling from the site of fire, they could not go up to put it out, said the police.

There are dhupi and pine trees and continues to spread, said BP Lama of Chame.

Although there is no risk as there is no human settlement, wild animals might have died, police supposed.

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