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Dzükou forest fire doused

DIMAPUR, JAN 11 (NPN) | Publish Date: 1/11/2021 12:03:51 PM IST

Dzükou valley wild fire, which has been raging for the last 14 days, has been doused, and no fresh fire or smoke was spotted in the valley, informed home commissioner, Abhijit Sinha, who chaired coordination-cum de-briefing meeting on January 11. 

According to DIPR, the meeting reviewed the entire operation and appreciated all the concerned agencies for assisting in dousing the Dzükou forest fire. 

The meeting was attended by Commandant NDRF, Rajesh Thakur; Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Mohammed Ali Shihab A; SP Kohima, Manoj Kumar; DFO Kohima, Raj Kumar and ADC Kohima, Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa.

The meeting further decided that since there was no fresh fire reported from anywhere in the area they will instruct the Indian Airforce to de-induct all the helicopters involved in the operation. 

However, it was decided that DEF Kohima, Forest department and SAYO volunteers will be stationed at the base camp to keep watch and monitor the status for few days. 

The meeting further decided that de-induction of five NDRF teams deployed at base camp will be carried out from January 12. SDO Kohima, Daniel Angami from Dzükou base camp reported that de-induction of ground operation team was conducted today. Meanwhile, India Air Force has airlifted the fire fighting equipments of NDRF and SDRF stationed at Dzükou base camp to Jakhama Military Helipad. 

 

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