Forest fire takes away lives of many wild beasts every summers. It is creating even more havoc this year as strong winds continue to assist the fire in spreading its empire. Around 200 hecatres of forest in Kevda ki naal have been swallowed by the forest fire. Similarly 50 hectares of forest were turned to ashes in Jaisamand sancturay.
The fire started on Wednesday afternoon in the upper hilly area of Kevda ki naal. By Thursday evening, the strong winds made the situation even worse and it spread to 200 hectares. Jaisamand sanctuary area also suffered the same situation on Thursday afternoon.
The biggest hurdle in dousing the fire was experienced because of strong winds. The dry weeds are an easy source for the fire to spread and winds added to it. Many wild beasts, big and small, bamboo plantations, bird nests and other fauna and flora were engulfed in fire and there was hardly anything left but ashes.
The forest ranger informed that the employees and villagers have been trying their best but the winds made it impossible for them to tackle the situation. Even the surrounding areas are suffering and may fall into danger if the wind doesn't slow down.
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