forest fire in Rajouri (photo/ANI)
forest fire in Rajouri (photo/ANI)

J-K: Fire breaks out in forest in Rajouri

ANI | Updated: Jun 20, 2019 19:05 IST

Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 20 (ANI): A fire broke out in the Dungi block of Shahpur forest area of Rajouri District in Jammu and Kashmir.
The forest officials said that the forest fire broke out at around 9 p.m. on Wednesday destroying thousands of new generation plants here.
The fire was extinguished to some extent around midnight by forest protection force, villagers and forest department staff.
"The forest caught fire at around 8:50 p.m. and we came running as soon as we saw the flames. Due to the wind, the fire spread farther and caused serious damage to our plants and trees" said a daily wage worker in the forest.
The forest department Rajouri and forest protection force controlled the forest fire after a long time operation on Thursday morning. (ANI)