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The Kohima District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) reviewed the ongoing ground situation report on the Dzükou fire operation on January 8.
SP Kohima, Manoj Kumar informed that as per reports from ground teams at Dzükou base camp, no active fire or smoke was visible from the campsite till 8:30 am, however after a few hours some smoke was noticed at three locations with low intensity and no fire.
“Teams were swiftly mobilised to the sites and physically doused off successfully at two locations. However, because of topographical issues, the team could not reach the third location, which is on the extreme ridge visible from the campsite with no fire,” said Kumar.
An officer on Special Duty(OSD) to the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), Johny Rongmei, also informed that Indian Air Force (IAF) would continue the operation tomorrow to douse the visible smoke at the site.
DFO Kohima, Raj Kumar also informed that satellite imagery from the National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) detected that no active fire was visible yesterday and today.
Reiterating the order of banning jungle burning issued by the Deputy Commissioner’s Office, the DC reminded area Administrative Officers to implement the order in their respective areas.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)