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Massive forest fires in kupwara

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The forest officials have been virtual onlookers in many forest compartments of kupwara as hundreds of trees have been damaged in the raging fires so far.

On Saturday morning many senior forest officers have rushed to Kupwara but without any Morden equipment of fire fighting. Police said that they have also rushed thier jawans to help forest officials in dousing the fires.

There are conflicting reports coming from kupwara about the raging fires in many compartments, locals said that security forces in the forests make some campfires to keep themselves warm in evening hours and due to dry weather the fire spreads.but forest officials claim that due to dry weather conditions such forest fires are common. whatever the truth in the meanwhile hundreds of trees are burning in some compartments of kupwara.

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