Forest Fires Spotted In Odisha’s Similipal National Park Again

Baripada: Weeks after the forest fire in Similipal National Park in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district was brought under control, a satellite image released by the Forest Survey of India (FSI) on Wednesday showed another outbreak in the southern division of the park.

The field director of the Similipal Park informed that fires have been spotted at 47 places, including Podadiha, Tukura, Jenabila, Kuipala, Sanapokhari, Naana, Pithabata, Barehipani and Matighadi, in the reserve forest.

The ODRAF team and the fire brigade along with forest staff have been engaged to douse the flame since this morning, he said.

The field director attributed it to the abnormal rise in the day temperature in the district in the last couple of days.

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