by NEWSNER , 2021-02-15 10:04:00
Army troops successfully doused a serious fire in Arunachal Pradesh’s Dibang Valley district along the China border, officials said on Sunday.
Defence spokesman Lt Col P. Khongsai said that troops of the Spear Corps extended immediate and important help to the civil administration in dousing the main fire near Anini in Dibang Valley.
“The fire broke out at Koylabasti and Anini on Thursday night and shortly engulfed the encompassing mountain ridges. during a quick response to the developing situation, the units of the local formation quickly deployed three response columns and immediately took charge of things. It took the military and native administration almost 11 hours to douse the forest fires,” he said.
Khongsai said the well-coordinated and timely response by the military averted a serious disaster and saved lives and property. The local authorities and members of civil administration lauded the Indian Army’s effort in averting a serious tragedy within the area.
Last month, the Army, Indian Air Force, National and State Disaster Response Force, local volunteers and administration jointly doused a serious wildfire within the famous Dzukou Valley on Nagaland-Manipur borders after a fortnight of battle.
The fire caused huge damage to the flora and fauna, forest and environment of the Dzukou Valley, which is one of the ten most beautiful places in mountainous northeast India. The Dzukou Valley, situated at an altitude of two,452 metres above the ocean level and 30 km from Nagaland capital Kohima, is additionally a sanctuary for the endangered Blyth’s tragopan – Nagaland’s state bird – and other species of birds and animals.