Disaster

Huge fires destroy acres of forests in Bandipora, Kangan, Anantnag, Kupwara, Srinagar and Budgam

Photo Credit: Facebook/Riffat Abdullah.

Massive fires destroyed acres of forest areas in multiple district across Kashmir on Saturday, burning trees and vegetation. In Ganderbal, the fire reportedly broke out in compartment number 18 and 19 of the forest division on Friday.

The forest range officer at Kangan Muneer Ahmad said fire has been brought under control from Kangan side.

Journalist Rifat Abdullah wrote on his profile, “forests in Kashmir are burning continuously from last two days in Six Districts. Bandipora, Kangan (Wangath), Anantnag, Srinagar, Kupwara (Zagipora) and Budgam (Nowrozbaba Khag). We have very thin forest cover left, now but unfortunately we are losing it with every passing day.”

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