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Sundarbans fire brought under control

The fire that broke out at Chandpai range of the Sundarbans East Zone under Sharankhola upazila was brought under control at 5pm. Local office of Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD) said

The fire that broke out at Chandpai range of the Sundarbans East Zone under Sharankhola upazila was brought under control at 5pm.

Local office of Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD) said that the Fire Service, Police, Forest Department along with local people brought it under control. It took 3 hours of frantic efforts to douse the fire.

BFD informed that firefighters cut a fire line over 5 kathas of land to prevent it from spreading further and were able to control the flames.

Almost 2 kathas of forest land were burnt by the fire, according to the primary information of BFD.

Divisional Forest officer of Sundarbans East Zone Mohammad Belayet Hossain also visited the spot instantly.

He also said the staff of the Forest Department saw the fire burning in the Dhansagar camp area of the forest at noon. Seeing the fire, he took part in putting out the fire quickly. There are no big trees in that area and did not cause any damage to wildlife.

DFO Muhammad Belayet Hossain further said that a three-member investigation committee has been formed to find out the extent of forest damage and the onset of the fire.