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Kohima Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Rajkumar M on Sunday said operations will be scaled down but the situation will be constantly monitored, as they reported no active fire in Nagaland’s Dzukou valley.
“A low-intensity smoke was spotted during aerial surveillance, but as it is far from the base camp, operations will be scaled down from tomorrow (January 11),” PTI quoted Rajkumar.
Two Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters and eighty personnel are monitoring the situation, the DFO said.
About 10 square kilometres of Dzukou range has been razed by the fire, President of Southern Angami Youth Organization (SAYO) Zakiieto Tziikrii said.
It may be noted that the fire incident in Dzukou range in Kohima district erupted on December 29 last year, causing an enormous loss to the forest.
However, the cause of the incident is yet to be ascertained.
(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)