With the beginning of the dry season, Nepal is facing an alarming increase in forest fires. Myagdi district in western Nepal alone has reported at least 25 incidents of wildfire, with six of the eight wards in Annapurna Rural Municipality in the district being affected.

KATHMANDU, March 27: The Kathmandu Valley has continued to witness thick haze and smoke as pollutant particles have accumulated in the atmosphere due to forest fires in most of the districts of the country in recent days.

BRASILIA, Aug 24: Brazil has 44,000 troops stationed in its northern Amazon region that are available to combat forest fires and could send more from elsewhere in the country, the joint chief of staff for the country’s military said on Saturday.

MOSCOW, August 1: Russian officials say forest fires are spreading in remote areas of Siberia and the Far East that firefighters cannot reach.