Fire in Bandhavgarh, Flames erupt in four ranges of Tiger Reserve, Stirred by reaching the bases of wild animals
According to the tiger reserve management, the fire has been completely controlled by Wednesday afternoon. As a precautionary forest staff has been put in some areas.
A fire broke out in the forests of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. Due to the strong wind and dry leaves and wood in the forest, the fire slowly reached the place where the wild animals live. However, the Tiger Reserve management claims that the fire was controlled at around 11:30 pm on Tuesday night itself. The fire has not caused any harm to the wildlife.
Tiger Reserve Management stepped up efforts to overcome this soon after Magadhi Range reported fire to Mahaman and Bhadrashila. At the same time, reports of fire flames arrived in Jajagadh, Panapatha and Pataur. The Reserve staff immediately engaged the employees of the respective range here to extinguish the fire. According to the tiger reserve management, the fire has been controlled. Although the fire had also reached the stump of some dry trees, efforts to extinguish it continued till Wednesday afternoon.
Reserve management said - someone deliberately set
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve officer AK Shukla claims that the fire has been brought under control by Tuesday night. By Wednesday afternoon, the fire in the stub was extinguished with the help of a tanker. No wild animals are harmed
The Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve management said that someone deliberately set fire to the forest, which spread to four ranges. During the afternoon sunlight was set on fire at several places simultaneously. At the same time, the management's negligence about extinguishing the fire has come to the fore. Experts say, there is a system of deployment of staff on the tarmac for the protection of the forest in the tiger reserve. In such a situation, the fire on Tuesday afternoon could not be controlled till the evening, raising the question of the working style of the management.
Tigers and other wildlife in danger
The Magadhi Range is the core area of the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. After reaching the fire, the security of tigers and other wild animals was threatened. It is being told that late Tuesday night, when a forest fire was burning in bamboo bushes, deer, chital and other wild animals were running away from here.
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve officer AK Shukla claims that the fire has been brought under control by Tuesday night. By Wednesday afternoon, the fire in the stub was extinguished with the help of a tanker. No wild animals are harmed.