Dzükou Valley Forest Fire Extinguished

Dzükou Valley Forest Fire Extinguished
(IAF & NDRF airlifting the fire fighting equipments from Dzükou to Jakhama Military helipad on Monday|Photo: DIPR)

Kohima, January 11 (NEx): A coordination cum de-briefing meeting was held under the chairmanship of Home Commissioner Nagaland, Abhijit Sinha IAS in his office chamber, today, January 11th, 2021, and reviewed the entire operation of Dzükou forest fire which have been extinguished.

The first report about the incident of a Forest Fire at Dzukou Valley, under Kohima District, Nagaland was received by the NSDMA on December 29th, 2020. Today, on the 14th day, the fire is said to have been completely put off at the valley, and there is no fresh fire for few days, as reported.

SDO Kohima, Daniel Angami from Dzükou base camp reported that de-induction of ground operation team was conducted at the base camp today. The India Air Force (IAF) has airlifted the fire fighting equipments of NDRF and SDRF stationed at Dzükou base camp to Jakhama Military Helipad.

The fire fighting equipments included NDRF tents, fire fighting suits, batteries and State Forces equipments included two generators, NSDMA lighting tower and batteries. The fire fighting equipments were airlifted by one sortie of IAF Helicopter this morning, he said.

The meeting reviewed the entire operation of Dzükou forest fire which have been extinguished and appreciated all the concerned agencies for assisting in dousing the Dzükou forest fire. The meeting further decided that since there is no fresh fire reported from anywhere in the valley by both the ground and air teams for the past few days, it was decided to request for giving instructions for de-inducting all the IAF Helicopters deployed for dousing the fires.

The meeting also decided that de-induction of five NDRF teams deployed at base camp will be carried out from January 12th, 2021. It was also decided that DEF Kohima, Forest department and SAYO Volunteers will further be stationed at the base camp to keep watch and monitor the status for few days.

The meeting was attended by Commandant NDRF, Rajesh Thakur; Deputy Commissioner Kohima Mohammed Ali Shihab A; SP Kohima, Manoj Kumar; DFO Kohima, Raj Kumar and ADC Kohima, Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa.

(With inputs from DIPR)