Hilinhang, March 17: A forest fire in Hilihang rural municipality-3 has engulfed six houses near the forest. The fire in the human settlement has been put out while it continues to rage in the forest.
The houses of Man Prasad Palungwa, Harka Bahadur Palungwa, Raj Kumar Palungwa, Bedmaya Poudyal, Damber Bahadur Palungwa and Dhan Prasad Palungwa were gutted in the fire, according to ward member Dhan Bahadur Palungwa. Four of the houses were burnt to ashes, with all properly inside the houses gutted. The exact extent of the damage is not yet known.
Meanwhile, security personnel as well as locals are working to contain the fire in the forest but with no avail. The fire is now raging towards the Banpala forest in the east, added Palungwa. RSS