Fresh fire in Gir, no casualty
Times of India
GIR (JUNAGADH): In yet another forest fire, 35 hector of grassland in Farada Vidi of Babariya range of Gir west was set ablaze on Friday. However,
no wildlife casualty or any widespread damage was reported as the fire was doused by 150 labourers accompanied by foresters.
"Fire broke out at about two in the afternoon and went on till four in the evening," said range forest officer Shashi Kumar.
"Such forest fires are common occurrence during summer. Grass blades are dry and so catches fire easily, forcing wild animals to shift their habitats," said Kumar.
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