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Fire on mountain in Mardan could not be doused after one week

Fire on mountain in Mardan could not be doused after one week
June 18, 2017

MARDAN, 18 June: Fire which erupted on Sangawo mountain in Katlang tehsil of Mardan one week ago could not be brought under control so far.

The local people said fire erupted on the mountain due to lightning during rain last week which is spreading since then. They said the fire has engulfed hundreds of precious trees and also endangered the existence of wild birds and animals there. The area people said the temperature of the nearby areas has increased due to fire on the mountain.

“Fire has erupted at a very high location and it is very difficult for us to reach there and douse the fire. It can only be doused with helicopters or rain,” Ayub Khan, a local resident, told TNN.

The district administration said the fire location is very high and difficult to approach due to which it is facing difficulties in bringing the fire under control. Katlang Tehsil Nazim Imdadullah said helicopters will be acquired from the provincial government if the fire was not doused in a day or two.

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