Sundarbans fire brought under control

A fire that broke out in Chandpai Range of the Sundarbans in Bagerhat last evening was brought under control this morning.

Sultan Mahmud, a station officer of Dhansagar in Chandpai Range, said forest officials noticed some smoke hovering over Shikdar Bari Shila area yesterday evening.

Around 8:30am today, a firefighting unit from Morelganj reached there and brought the situation under control with the help of locals and forest officials.

Some shrubs and bushes have been burnt in the fire, said Station Officer of Chandpai Range Sultan Mahmud.

The reason behind the fire could not be ascertained immediately, he said.  
Source ; daily star

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