Firefighters, locals fight forest fire in Uri village

“Fire is still raging in the area but we have managed to control it to a large extent,” said a local.

Altaf Baba
Baramulla, Publish Date: Mar 21 2017 10:53AM | Updated Date: Mar 21 2017 10:53AM
Firefighters, locals fight forest fire in Uri villageFirefighters, locals fight forest fire in Uri village (Representational Pic)

Firefighters and local population on Sunday night battled against a forest fire that raged on in Bijhama area of Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, officials said.

They said that the fire was tamed after several hours of hectic efforts today morning.

“Fire is still raging in the area but we have managed to control it to a large extent,” said a local.