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Forest Fire Damages Homes in Batase, Khotang

March 14, 2024
Batase, Khotang Forest Fire
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A wildfire that originated in the Dugurdum community forest in Batase, Khotang District, has destroyed homes and livestock sheds. The fire spread to the village on Wednesday afternoon, destroying the residences of Jiwan Rai, Subas Rai, and Tarakumar Rai.

Residents played a crucial role in preventing further damage. However, the fire continues to threaten surrounding areas like Khisaka, Dhande, and Hawara settlements.

Police, village police, and residents are actively working to contain the blaze. The fire has also caused significant damage to vegetation and wildlife within the community forest.

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This incident is part of a larger wildfire problem in the Khotang District. Fires are active in community forests across multiple municipalities, including Diprung Chuichumma, Nerpa, Mattim, Khotangbazar, and Dumredharapani. Residents and police are mobilized to control these fires.

The wildfire season poses a persistent threat in the district, often forcing residents to remain vigilant throughout the night.

This story is covered in NepalPress Nepali.


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