Forest fire triggers several landmine explosions along LoC in IIOJK

Jammu, May 18 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, forest fire triggered several landmine explosions along the Line of Control in the Mendhar area of Poonch district.

Officials said, the forest fire has been raging for the past three days.

“The fire was brought under control but this morning it started in Daramshal block and spread fast due to powerful winds,” a forest officer Kanar Hussain Shah said.

He added that the blaze was later brought under control with the help of the Indian Army as it reached near the border hamlet.

In Rajouri district, another huge fire broke out in the Sunderbandi area near the LoC which spread to other forest areas, including Ghambhir, Nikka, Panjgraye, Brahamana, Moghala, officials said on Wednesday.

The fire also erupted in Kalakote’s Kalar, Ranthal, Chingi forests. This fire also spread to LoC areas of Upper Kangdi and Dok Banyad, the officials said.

The forest fires were brought under control, without a human loss, they said.

Another massive fire broke out in the agriculture fields along the Working Boundary in Jammu district, officials said. The blaze spread to several kilometers of area close to Beli Azmat borer outpost of the BSF, they said, adding it was brought under control.