2 forest nurseries also engulfed in blaze
A massive fire that has engulfed one of the forest compartments here at Cherwan area of Sindh forest range Kangan for last several days has caused huge damage.
Reports said that the fire broke out in the compartment no. 69 several days ago and is still going on and has engulfed a large area of the forest compartment.
Sources said that the forest department was unable to douse the fire despite hectic efforts.
Reports said that the forest fire has also engulfed two nearby forest nurseries resulting in massive damage to both of them.
Locals said similar wildfire incidents in past have destroyed a large area of forests in Central Kashmir.
Sindh area which was rich in flora, fauna and popular for dense forests is already on smugglers’ axe but now it has been a victim of wild fires, locals said.
Range officer Kangan, Muneer Ahmed, told Greater Kashmir that they were on job to douse the fire, claiming that the fire was contained last night.
“We tried our best to contain the fire and have so far succeeded in stopping it from spreading to the adjoining areas,” the official said.