The forest hearth raging in Dzukou vary in Nagaland has been introduced underneath management with the assistance of the Indian Air Power helicopters, police, forest division and native volunteers, officers mentioned on Saturday.
The Dzukou vary through which the majestic Dzukou valley, a vacationer scorching spot in Nagaland is positioned, caught fire on Tuesday afternoon.
Efforts to extinguish the wildfire in Dzukou vary continued for the fifth day on Saturday, sources mentioned. OSD of Nagaland State Catastrophe Administration Authority, Johnny Raungmei mentioned that IAF choppers had been used to douse the hearth on Friday.
On the Nagaland aspect, it’s comparatively managed due to the safety measure taken by the Kohima District Catastrophe Administration Authority together with personnel from forest, police, hearth and emergency companies and volunteers from Southern Angami Youth Organisation.
The hearth has additionally unfold to neighbouring Senapati district of Manipur.
“Primarily based on the requisition by the state authorities, an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter geared up with Bambi bucket for firefighting was utilized in Dzukou valley close to Kohima,” mentioned PRO (Defence) Kohima, Lt Col Sumit Ok Sharma.
The IAF choppers carried out recce on Thursday, mentioned Sharma, including that the mission continues to be on and it could proceed even on Saturday.
Concerning the hearth being fully doused, Raungmei mentioned, “We are able to’t rule out as a result of as per the pilots there are a number of spots the place the hearth is burning”.
Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Kohima Rajkumar M mentioned that as per the newest data from the Vary Officer, Kohima, a stretch of about 5 km hearth line has been lower within the precedence space. As per the current state of affairs, the principle valley is secure from hearth, he mentioned.