Fresh fires erupt in various forests of Swat.

SWAT -- Fresh fires erupted in the mountains and forests of Swat on Monday as authorities claim to have doused over 70 fires in different locations of the district since June 1.

According to district administration officials, an operation was underway to control the fresh fires, which broke out in the hills of Babuzai, Barikot, Charbagh, Khwazakhela and Kabal tehsils.

Meanwhile, the fire in the mountains of Marghuzar - a popular tourist destination in Swat - could not be extinguished on the third day as it extended to Manyar, Gahalegey, and other mountains of Barikot tehsil.

Officials said a fire dousing operation was underway in the mountains of Marghuzar and other areas where fresh fires erupted.

Teams were dispatched to the hills of Shamelai Sangota and Muhammad Baig in Babuzai tehsil; Shalhand in Kabal tehsil; Amlookdara, Ghalegey and Manyar in Barikot tehsil; Toha in Charbagh tehsil; and Chinkolai in Khwazakhela tehsil.

Spokesperson of the Rescue 1122 in Swat said a total of 74 forest and mountain fire operations had been conducted since June 1, 2022. He added that at least 70 fires were brought under control and extinguished so far while fire extinguishing and rescue operations were underway in the remaining areas.

Local residents of Amlokdara village said the fire turned into...

To continue reading

Request your trial

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT