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Bhutan Disaster Response - Situation Report (SitRep) 1: Trashigang forest fire

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Situation Overview

  • 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.