Forest fires were also reported in Gulmi, Rautahat, Ilam, Morang, Rasuwa and Bhojpur districts. Dambar Bahadur Bhandari, the department’s assistant forest officer, said wildfires in many places were fuelled due to windy weather condition, causing difficulty for forest workers, security personnel and locals to contain them.
There has been one wildfire-related casualty this season. Mohan Bahadur Thapa, 69, lost his life while trying to contain a fire in a forest in Tanahun district. The department said forest fires reported in different parts of the country till date have been taken under control.
Published: 2018-04-06 08:37:01