Fire engulfs Sunduria forest in Keonjhar

Mayurbhanj: Wild fire has engulfed the Sunduria forest located on the border of Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar districts endangering the life of animals and posing a threat to the ecosystem.

According to reports, people living close to the Sunduria forest first heard a loud explosion. Soon, fire engulfed in the entire Sunduria forest. The exact reason behind the fire, however, is yet to be known.

Meanwhile, the villagers, mostly tribals, have been living in a state of panic as the alleged man-made blaze is spreading from one hill to another at an alarming rate.

“We fear that it will destroy our houses and valuable trees. Therefore, we request that fire tenders should be pressed into service to douse the flame as soon as possible,” said a villager.