Two forest officials injured while fighting massive bush fire in south Kashmir’s Kulgam

Kulgam, Jan 17: Two forest officials were injured while trying to extinguish a massive bush fire in south Kashmir’s Kulgam on wednesday, officials said.

Quoting an official, the news agency KNO reported that the persistent dry spell and drought-like conditions have resulted in forest fires in Khull, Chimmer, Banimulla and other areas.

District Disaster Management Volunteers Kulgam, along with employees of Special Forest Division Kulgam, SDRF Kulgam, and local volunteers have extinguished  70 per cent of the fire, the official further said.

“Farooq Ahmad Khan and Ashiq Hussain Zargar, forest department employees, sustained injuries during the firefighting operation. Both have been shifted to the hospital for treatment and are said to be out of danger,” the official added.


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