Kohima, January 07 (NEx): Ten days since the Dzukou fire was first reported, the fire still rages on even after various efforts of forest personnel, SDRF, NDRF and volunteers trying to douse the spreading fire in the scenic valley of Dzukou bordering Nagaland and Manipur.
An update from the PRO (Def) Kohima said that the IAF Helicopters continued with Dzukou Valley operations & ferried 3310Kg of fire fighting equipment & NDRF personnel to Dzukou valley from Zakhama near Kohima yesterday, January 06, 2021. IAF Ops to assist fire fighting to continue tomorrow, the tweet read.
#IAF Heptrs continued with Dzukou Valley Ops & ferried 3310Kg of fire fighting equipment & #NDRF personnel to #Dzukouvalley from Zakhama near #Kohima today.
IAF Ops to assist fire fighting to continue tomorrow @IAF_MCC @SpokespersonMoD @ANI @ddnewskohima @airnews_kohima pic.twitter.com/WpOaXlWrGk
— PRO Kohima, Ministry Of Defence (@prodefkohima) January 6, 2021
The DFO Kohima, Rajkumar M IFS thanked the IAF for air dropping supplies in the base camp where the ground operations team are stationed to fight the fire in Dzukou Valley.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio made an aeriel survey of the latest forest fire situation at Dzukou valley on January 5th, 2021. He said, ‘seeing the tremendous joint efforts by all concerned to tackle the situation, I am hopeful that the fire will soon be doused’.