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Woodland fire in Nagaland’s Dzukou valley growing its magnitude, says NDRF

The woodland fire in Nagaland’s Dzukou valley is “continuously growing its magnitude” and spreading in the direction of the hills of neighbouring Manipur, the NDRF said on Tuesday.

The federal contingency force said it has deployed seven teams within the affected areas of Kohima district in Nagaland and Senapati district of Manipur to serve firefighters in extinguishing the woodland fire.

The fire broke out within the picturesque Dzukou valley, a preferred tourist destination, on 29 December.

“Within the muse it was confined to Nagaland dispute but now it has spread in the direction of the hills of Manipur and is continuously growing its magnitude,” a National Catastrophe Response Force spokesperson said in an announcement issued here.

He added that out of the total seven NDRF teams, three are approaching the affected home from the western side stop to Essi hills in Kohima district, while the leisure are approaching from the jap side at Mao in Senapati.

“NDRF teams are the use of all skill strategies to review further spread of fireplace,” the spokesperson said.

He said teams of fireplace brigade, native police, Nagaland and Manipur dispute catastrophe response force teams and some NGOs are additionally working to review this “rapidly spreading” fire within the hills.

Indian Air Force helicopters are additionally engaged within the operation, he said.

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