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Forest fires damages 5 acres in Thimphu

Dec 21, 2010

A forest fire below Sangaygang in Thimphu has damaged some five acres of blue pine forest this afternoon. However, quick and coordinated response from some 500 armed forced personal and volunteers contained the fire within an hour.

Forestry officials suspect the fire was caused by an electric short circuit. This is the first forest fire in Thimphu this winter. The forestry department is requesting the public to be careful about fires especially at this time of the season.

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