Bandipora, Nov 13: A massive forest fire broke out on Friday evening in Dardpora area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora.
Reports said the fire engulfed in compartment number 110 of Dardpora forest range, during which dozens of trees got destroyed.
“The fire later spread to the adjoining compartments of the forest area,” they said.
Locals said that the massive fire has caused extensive damage to the forest area, adding that the fire has spread to a vast area as the concerned officials failed to douse the flames on time.
The locals alleged that the fire is now spreading towards the nearby residential area.
An official, however, stated that after receiving the information, a team of officials and firefighters was sent to the spot and they are trying to control the fire from spreading. (KNO)