Fire breaks out in forest area of Sopore

Sopore, Dec 10: A massive fire broke out in the forest area of Rampora-Rajpora in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday evening.

The employees of forest department have been deputed to douse off the flames.

Local reports said the fire which mysteriously erupted in compartment number 33 at Rampora Rajpora forests near Sangri top is spreading to more areas causing huge damage to the green gold.

“The raging flames could be seen from a distance in the forest,” said Farooq Ahmad Dar, a local resident of Rampora.

He said the fire has engulfed a large area of forest compartment 33. “A large number of trees have also suffered damage,” he added.

He said that soon after fire broke out in the area, the teams from Fire and Emergency Department, Forest Department including Forest Protection Force are on the job to douse the flames.

Meanwhile, officials from forest department Sopore also confirmed this fire incident and said that Forest Protection Force and other employees are on job to douse the huge flames since the fire broke out, adding that the cause of the fire will be ascertained after the flames are brought under control.

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