Massive Forest Fire Erupts Near Jammu

The pilgrimage to the Vaishno Devi shrine was suspended on Wednesday after a forest fire on the Tarakote and Himkoti Marg routes.

Jammu:

A massive fire broke out in the forest near Jammu today evening. There have been multiple incidents of fire in the region this week.

A huge stretch of forests in Nagrota caught fire today evening. The fire is rapidly spreading, officials said.

The pilgrimage to the Vaishno Devi shrine was suspended on Wednesday after a forest fire on the Tarakote and Himkoti Marg routes.

On Wednesday, a forest fire triggered several landmine explosions along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

The fire started in a forest across the Line of Control on Monday and spread to the Indian side in the Mendhar sector. The fire triggered the explosion of nearly half a dozen landmines that were part of the anti-infiltration obstacle system, officials said.

Another massive fire broke out in the agriculture fields along International Border (IB) in Jammu on Wednesday.

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

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