Uncontrolled forest fire damages flora and fauna in Kupwara

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By Fast Kashmir on 06/12/2017.

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Kupwara, Dec 6: The unabated forest fire in North Kashmir’s Kupwara range had caused massive damaged to flora and fauna.

   The compartment number 8 and 9 at Kandi Khas Kegam in Kupwara are on fire from past two consecutive days while locals and forest department are still unable to douse the flames.

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    Range Officer Kupwara, Abdul Rashid said that they have so far failed to extinguish the flames due to lack of appropriate tools and manpower. He however, added that 50% forest fire has been controlled.

   Locals told CNS that fire is rapidly advancing causing extensive damage to flora and fauna.

     “Flames of the fire could be seen from a long distance and the temperature of the area has increased,” said a local.

   A series of similar wildfire incidents in past have destroyed a large forest area in Central and North Kashmir. (CNS)