Simlipal forest fires continues

The 2021 Simplipal forest fires is an ongoing forest fire, occurring in the Indian state of Odisha in March and April 2021. It continues spreading in Similipal Reserve Forest in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha.

The fires have affected the ecologically sensitive Simplipal Biosphere Reserve, and caused widespread damage to the local environment as well as property and livelihoods.

The forest fire in spreading in Upper Bardangua, Sarabasa, Bhandasahi, Manikapur, Patharakhani, Thadochira, Anantpur area under Podadiha range.

The fire has reportedly burned several precious trees, herbs and animals in the forest range. Efforts are on by the Forest Department to control the forest fire as it is destroying many.

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