Fire rages inside Chandaka forest

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Bhubaneswar: Large tracts of the Chandaka forest went up in flames in a fire which continues to rage since Wednesday night.

According to eye witnesses, they saw smoke billowing from the forest and followed it to find that a fire had broken out inside the forest.

They said the forest department officials were informed about the fire after it was noticed at around 8 pm on Wednesday.

However, the officials arrived only at around 11 pm. If the blaze is not brought under control, a lot of wild animals will be burnt in the fire, locals apprehend.

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