Forest fire not yet contained

Forest fire: The forest fire in Jarigang, Athang gewog that has been blazing since March 15 is still not contained, and has now spread to Ula village in Rubesa gewog.

Athang gup Khandu Dorji said the fire has continued to rage for a week now and last week’s rain didn’t help contain the fire.

Locals, volunteers, foresters, PHPA fire fighters, army personnel and police are still at the site containing the fire.

The other fire that started in Baychutop in Daga gewog was contained on March 21. However, another forest fire started near Takshachu in Daga gewog, which is about 19kms from Baychutop, since March 21 night. The fire has spread into the forest of Tsirang near Taksha.

                              

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