A forest fire occurred towards afternoon on February 29, 2016 in Trashigang Dzongkhag.
The fire completely razed a mechanical workshop, a canteen and a pickup truck and several hectares of forest cover in the district.
Several volunteers, including Dzongkhag staff, Armed Forces, foresters, desuups, and fire volunteers battled the fire for serveral hours.
While the fire speading towards the Dzong and Rangshikhar was successfully contained around 4.45 am on March 1, 2016 , however the fire continue to burn in Mangdung around Kanglung area.
No casualties have been reported.