Army helps douse forest fire in Arunachal along India-China border

The Indian Army troops and the administration of Anini in the Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh successfully doused the forest fire along the India-China border. The civil administration of Anini was helped by the Army troops belonging to the Spear Corps.

The forest fire broke out at Koylabasti and Anini on Thursday night and the fire soon expanded to the surrounding mountain ridges. On being approached, three response columns were quickly engaged.

The Army and the local administration took almost 11 hours to douse the forest fire, the Guwahati-based defence spokesman said. Earlier, on February 7, the Indian Army assisted forest authorities in controlling forest fire near Chillipam Monastery in West Kameng of Arunachal Pradesh.