Solukhumbu forest fire spiralling out of control

Salleri, Solukhumbu, Feb 16

A fire that caught a house of a resident at Khumbu Pasanglhamu rural municipality-3 in Solukhumbu on Thursday noon swept through a nearby community forest, and it is going  out of control, said the locals.

A joint team of the locals, Nepal Army and police is in-vainly involved in dousing the inferno that has engulfed the Thadokoshi Red Panda community forest in the Sagarmatha National Park, said Chairperson of the Lukla community police service centre Namgel Sherpa.

“Possibility of the fire spreading through the nearby human settlement is ruled out, but there is a huge loss to the forest in the blaze,” he said.

“We are facing difficulties to tame the inferno for want of fire fighting equipments,” said Sub Inspector Yadav KC involved in taking the fire under control.

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