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Fire still out of control in Nason, Manang

2021 Jan 30, 11:21, Manang
APF, Police, Army, and locals trying their best to control the fire on January 28, 2021. The fire is still out of control and heading towards the residential area. Photo via RSS

The jungle in Nason rural municipality of the district continues to rage in forest fire for the past two days. However, the efforts to douse the fire have not been successful.

"We have used all resources available in the district but to no avail," said ward no.8 Chairperson Hupajung Gurung. The fire is now poised to enter the human settlements in Tachai.

Strong winds are making it hard to control the fire while the village has been engulfed in smoke due to the forest fire. Chairperson of Tachai preservation area management committee Yaad Ghale said efforts are being made to bring the fire under control. However, local residents accused the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) authorities of turning a blind eye to the incident.

The fire has reportedly gutted 2,000 hectares of the jungle in the ACAP area. Some locals also blame the local administration for their inactiveness.

However, Chief District Officer of Manang Bishnu Adhikari said the local security agencies are working day and night to stop the fire from entering human settlements. A forest fire has been reported in different parts of the district, and hence has been difficult even with the mobilisation of all available resources, he said.

Source: RSS


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