GALESHWOR (MYAGDI), April 24: Myagdi district has suffered large scale damage in forest fire among 11 districts of Gandaki province.

KATHMANDU, April 12: Two of the three children injured in a forest fire in Dolpa have been airlifted to Kathmandu for advanced treatment.

DOLPA, April 12: One among the three children injured in a forest fire at Tripura Sundari Municipality-4 in Dolpa has died.

Fighting the menace of forest fires

April 8, 2024 07:09 am

With the dry season almost at its peak, the incidents of wildfires have already become daily occurrences in Nepal. These fire incidents have been causing significant damage to Nepal's forests, animals, and property, putting the health of local residents at risk. Reports suggest that wildfire has started in the forest area of Kalikot district.

MYAGDI, April 5: A forest fire that spread at Bagarphant Community Forest in Beni Municipality-2 in Myagdi district from Tuesday has not yet come under control.

KATHMANDU, April 1: Nepal is set to receive expertise from international fire prevention specialists as it aims to enhance its capabilities in tackling winter fires and wildfires that often lead to significant disasters.

Forest fire victim dies

May 11, 2023 13:08 pm

RANJHA, May 11: Bhairab BK who was injured in a forest fire in the Malya forest at Aathbis Municipality-6 in Dailekh has died. BK, 55, died at Bheri Hospital in Nepalgunj on Wednesday night, said the hospital’s Medical Superintendent Dr Badri Chapagain.

Natural disasters such as forest fires can cause significant damage to both the natural areas and livelihoods. These uncontrolled and rapidly spreading combustions consume the natural fuels of a forest, posing a threat not only to the forest wealth but also to the entire flora and fauna, disturbing the biodiversity, ecology, and environment of the region.

As Nepal grapples with an alarming increase in forest fires, with 379 incidents reported in 17 districts on a single day on April 19, it is evident that urgent action is needed to combat this pressing environmental crisis. The Department of Forests and Soil Conservation has declared this year's numbers to be the highest on record, with forest fires becoming more frequent and widespread due to factors such as rising temperatures, unfavorable weather conditions, presence of flammable materials in forests, and territorial difficulties.

KATHMANDU, April 20: With the increase in minimum temperature in recent periods, incidents of forest fire have increased all of sudden.

MORANG, Dec 23: Despite the government’s efforts to conserve forest areas through different ways, forest fires have remained a major challenge in Morang district. A total of 185,600 hectares of land is covered with forest in Morang.

KATHMANDU, March 7: The fire at the Nakchung Community Forest near the Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla, has not been brought under control since last night.

BAGLUNG, April 15: Several incidents of wildfire have taken place in the district with the onset of summer, causing losses worth hundreds of thousands of rupees.

Forest fire continues in Manang

February 14, 2021 13:28 pm

MANANG, Feb 14: Forest fire in Mukhung Community Forest in Nisyang Rural Municipality-2 is yet to come under control. The fire started on February 11.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: A forest fire in Fedi Khola Rural Municipality-2 of Syangja district has gone out of control.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: A forest fire in Manang has destroyed around 800 hectares of forest in the past five days.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: A forest fire that began two days ago in Naso Rural Municipality of Manang district is yet to come under control. Multiple efforts made to douse the fire have failed so far.

POKHARA, Jan 28: A forest fire has been raging Nason Rural Municipality in Manang for the past three days. It has not been controlled yet.

TAPLEJUNG, Jan 3: In order to bring the forest fire in the Pathivara area under control, all possible alternative campaigns will be launched, including carrying water in jerry cans and setting fire control lines.

POKHARA, Jan 1: A massive forest fire has been reported in the lower belt of Mt Machhapuchchhre in Pokhara on Friday.

TAPLEJUNG, Dec 30: The red pandas, already an endangered species, have faced new threat after its grazing land and habitat turned into ashes due to the fire that broke out in and around the forest area of Pathivara, posing a serious threat to the existence of the endangered mammals.

PHUNGLING, Dec 29: The forest fire that started in the Pathivara area in Taplejung district has entered the Kanchanjunga Conservation Area (KCA). The fire is continuous for more than five days.

TAPLEJUNG, Dec 28: As the forest fire in Pathivara Temple Area has gone out of control, the local bodies are making preparations for aerial firefighting.

TAPLEJUNG, Dec 27: A forest fire which started in a community forest area in the Pathivara Temple area of Taplejung district on Saturday is still out of control.

Taplejung, Dec 26: A forest fire in the Pathivara Temple area of Taplejung district has gone out of control.

KYIV, Ukraine, April 6: Emergency teams in Ukraine on Monday continued battling a forest fire in the contaminated area around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant that has raised radiation fears.

Jan 31: Fabric curtains stretch across the huge Warragamba Dam to trap ash and sediment expected to wash off wildfire-scorched slopes and into the reservoir that holds 80% of untreated drinking water for the Greater Sydney area.

PYUTHAN, May 26: Five years ago, a fire had engulfed the Siddhakanath Community Forest of Jhimruk Rural Municipality-4. However, at the time, the locals were able to contain it within some hours.  However, this year, locals remained helpless as the fire raged through the forest and destroyed it. Fire lept through the woods on Wednesday and locals have been powerless in bringing it under control.

SALYAN, May 14: Three people were killed in recent forest fire incidents in Salyan district.

Six houses gutted in fire

March 17, 2019 10:03 am

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.