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Posted on: Saturday , Mar 14, 2009 At 19:42 PM

Forest Fire In The Nilgiris

Last week, we had mentioned about Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary being closed due to recurring forest fires. Forest fires seem to be spreading in the region, leading to much trouble for residents and tourists. On March 9th, a group of tourists had to be rescued from fire at Dolphin Nose, a tourist spot near Ooty. Much earlier, a month ago, forest fire had troubled officials in adjoining Nagarahole National Park. Nagarahole still suffers from occasional fire incidences.


I was in Ooty two weeks ago and could see that the weather was notably hot. There was smoke emanating from many places in the hills, the origin of which I am not sure. But the hot climate could easily propagate fire and result in trouble for locals as well as tourists. 


The coming summer months may make things go worse. If you are heading to Nilgiris and surrounding regions to cool off in the summer, be alert to news reports related to forest fire.


Related News:

  1. 200 tourists rescued in Coonor - http://www.eturbonews.com/8179/200-tourists-rescued-forest-fire
  2. Forest fire in Muthanga - http://www.hindu.com/2009/03/02/stories/2009030253870400.htm
  3. Fire in Nagarahole National Park - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Mysore/Fire-at-Nagarahole-destroys-vegetation/articleshow/4251020.cms

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