Forest fire destroys nearly 200 acres

Forest fire destroys nearly 200 acres

22 March 2015

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India — At least 200 acres of forest were destroyed today in a raging fire in an area under Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in Nilgiris District, forest department officials said.

Sparks from a bamboo thicket brushing together had led to the fire, which spread to forest areas in Masinagudi, Mayar, Sincara, Bokkapuram villages burning nearly 200 acres, they said.

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