Nagaland : No current active fires around Dzukou valley

On report of no active fire in Nagaland’s Dzukou valley, the operations will be scaled down but monitoring of the situation will continue, said Kohima Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Rajkumar M on Sunday.

Rajkumar said, “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)”.

The situation is being monitored by two Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters and eighty personnel, the DFO said.

President of Southern Angami Youth Organization (SAYO) Zakiieto Tziikrii said that around 10 square kilometres of Dzukou range has been destroyed by the fire.

On December 29, 2020 the fire erupted in the Dzukou range in Kohima, making loss to the forest.

The cause of the incident is still not known.