Forest fire in Bandipora ‘almost brought under control’
Bandipora, April 23: Massive fire broke out in Chitteybandy and Aragam forest areas in Bandipora district, an official said on Tuesday.
The official said that fire broke out in Chitteybandy and Aragam forest areas falling under Ajas forest range of Bandipora. “The areas falls under alpine pasture land compartment number 145,” the official added.
Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Bandipora, Shabir Ahmad told Kashmir Images that a team of officials and workers of the forest department are dousing the fire since morning. “The fire has been almost brought under control.”