“Amit Shah Ji has assured all the necessary assistance from the Home Ministry to contain the situation at earliest,” said Manipur CM N. Biren Singh in tweet.
Just received a call from Hon’ble Union Home Minister Shri @AmitShah Ji to assess and discuss the situation about the wildfire at Dzuko valley. Amit Shah Ji has assured all the necessary assistance from the Home Ministry to contain the situation at earliest.@PMOIndia
— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) January 1, 2021
The massive fire was reported a few days ago and the CM had also tweeted about it on Wednesday night. According to Biren, the fire probably started about 2-3 days ago from the Nagaland side and it crossed over to Manipur. The CM had also done an aerial survey of the situation.
Conducting an arial survey to take stock of the wildfire that broke out at Dzuko valley 2-3 days back. The fire has spread quite extensively and caused serious damage on this part of mountain range. The Fire service, Forest official and volunteers are reaching the site. pic.twitter.com/aP78lI130N
— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) December 31, 2020
A report by IANS says that in Kohima, the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) officials said the massive fire broke out due to unknown reasons.
“The quantum of damage from the incident is not yet ascertained. The blaze in the valley was so huge that it was visible from Kohima. Due to the strong winds, the fire is expected to move further towards the main valley,” an NSDMA official said in the report. The official had also said that they are considering reaching out to Indian Air Force choppers to douse the fire.