Massive fire engulfs Ganderbal forests

A massive fire engulfed four forest compartments in Mansbal and Sindh forest ranges in Ganderbal district.
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A massive fire engulfed four forest compartments in Mansbal and Sindh forest ranges in Ganderbal district.

Fire broke out on Friday in the compartment no 18 and 19 in Wangath area of Mansbal forest range in Kangan, engulfing large areas of this forest compartment.

As per local residents, the forest department has been unable to douse the flames in the past two days. Meanwhile, a massive forest fire engulfed a forest area of compartment number 19 in Hayan area of Kangan.

Range officer Kangan, Muneer Ahmed told Greater Kashmir that the fire was brought under control immediately at Hayan forests. In another incident, forest fire engulfed Chahtergul forest compartment number 16 which was still on at the time of filing of this report.

DFO Ganderbal, Shabir Ahmed said the forest fire has been brought under control in Wangath and Hayan. "Efforts are on to douse the forest fire at Chahtergul," he said.

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