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Several forest fire incidents reported in Tanahun

2021 Apr 06, 14:19, Damauli
Security personnel are seen making effort to take control of fire blazing in Jitpurphedi area of Tarakeshwar Municipality-3 in Kathmandu district, on Wedmesday, March 31, 2021. Photo courtesy: NA/Twitter

The Shuklagandaki Municipality-12 in Tanahu has reported incidents of fire at different community forests for the past few days. Ward chair Manaraj Gurung said the forest fires have broken out at Pragatishil, Laxmithumka and Aamdanda community forests.

Similarly, the Postakbari community forest in the neighbouring ward also reported the forest fire, according to him.

Fire has also broken out in community forests sharing a border with Kaski. Community forests located in the surroundings of Phirphire report the rising incidents of fire.

The Division Forest Office has intensified the public awareness campaign against the forest fire with the beginning of the dry season.

Eight sub-division forest offices in the district have implemented programmes to control the incidents of forest fire. The forest covers up 82,549 hectares of area in the district. There are 616 community forests, 484 lease-hold and 6 religious forests at the ten local levels in the district. 

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