Nagaland: Dzukou valley forest fire increasing its magnitude, NDRF deploys seven teams

The fire broke out in the picturesque Dzukou valley, a popular tourist destination, on December 29.

PTIUpdated: Tuesday, January 05, 2021, 08:35 PM IST
article-image
As fresh fire continues to erupt, helicopter operations to assist the fire fighting at Dzukou Valley in Kohima will continue tomorrow (January 6) by Indian Air Force | Photo via ANI

The forest fire in Nagaland's Dzukou valley is "continuously increasing its magnitude" and spreading towards the hills of neighbouring Manipur, the NDRF said on Tuesday.

The federal contingency force said it has deployed seven teams in the affected areas of Kohima district in Nagaland and Senapati district of Manipur to assist firefighters in extinguishing the forest fire.

The fire broke out in the picturesque Dzukou valley, a popular tourist destination, on December 29.

"Originally it was confined to Nagaland state but now it has spread towards the hills of Manipur and is continuously increasing its magnitude," a National Disaster Response Force spokesperson said in a statement issued here.

He added that out of the total seven NDRF teams, three are approaching the affected area from the western side near Essi hills in Kohima district, while the rest are approaching from the eastern side at Mao in Senapati.

"NDRF teams are employing all possible techniques to check further spread of fire," the spokesperson said.

He said teams of fire brigade, local police, Nagaland and Manipur state disaster response force teams and some NGOs are also working to check this "fast spreading" fire in the hills.

Indian Air Force helicopters are also engaged in the operation, he said.

(If you have a story in and around Mumbai, you have our ears, be a citizen journalist and send us your story here. )

(To receive our E-paper on WhatsApp daily, please click here.  To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Odisha: 2 labourers dead, several injured in gas pipeline explosion in Nayagarh

Odisha: 2 labourers dead, several injured in gas pipeline explosion in Nayagarh

Funds for women and child welfare remain unused by Bengal government, says Smriti Irani

Funds for women and child welfare remain unused by Bengal government, says Smriti Irani

Punjab Congress chief urges CM Bhagwant Mann for Navjot Singh Sidhu’s early release

Punjab Congress chief urges CM Bhagwant Mann for Navjot Singh Sidhu’s early release

UP, Bihar NIA arrest 3 for anti-Ayodhya posts after audio-video appeal for revenge goes viral

UP, Bihar NIA arrest 3 for anti-Ayodhya posts after audio-video appeal for revenge goes viral

Uttar Pradesh: BJP to reach people at district level to list benefits of Union Budget

Uttar Pradesh: BJP to reach people at district level to list benefits of Union Budget