Wildfire in Rolpa destroys 25 housesAt least 100 households in Hyang, Kareti, Gunam, Sakhi and Sarpal are at risk of getting caught in the fire.
As many as 25 houses have been destroyed in a wildfire at Triveni Rural Municipality of Rolpa district.
A wildfire has been raging on at a community forest in Nuwagaun since Monday. The fire entered the nearby settlements destroying several houses and properties on Wednesday.
Chief District Officer Nawaraj Sapkota along with the chairman of the rural municipality had reached the incident site to take stock of the situation.
According to DSP Naresh Raj Subedi, who had also reached the incident site all 25 houses have burnt to the ground.
The local people's efforts to douse the fire were unsuccessful.
“Strong winds hampered our efforts to douse the fire,” said Ishwori Gharti Magar, a local resident.
Forty structures including houses and animal sheds have been completely destroyed by the fire.
According to the police, the fire is spreading towards the neighbouring Runtigadhi Rural Municipality.
“The fire has spread across 200 hectares of land destroying drinking water pipelines and electricity wires as well,” said police.
Meanwhile, personnel from Nepal Army, Armed Police Force and Nepal Police have been deployed in the area to bring the inferno under control and for rescue efforts.
“At least 100 households in Hyang, Kareti, Gunam, Sakhi and Sarpal villages are at the risk of getting caught in the fire if it is not brought under control soon,” a local journalist Pahalman Ghartimagar told the Post.