Miscreants set fire to mini forest

Trees and shrubs were reduced to ashes after some miscreants set fire to a mini forest at Konanuru in Nanjangud taluk in Mysuru district, on Wednesday.

Man-made fire continues to destroy forests in the region. Vegetation on around 20 acres was gutted in a fire at Konanuru mini forest in the taluk on Wednesday.

Deputy Conservator of Forest Shashikumar said, “Some miscreants have set fire to the forest. The wildfire spread to around 20 acres, destroying many varieties of trees, like Eucalyptus. More than 20 Forest Department personnel were pressed to douse the fire," he said.

"Cattle herds spotted the fire and brought it to our notice around 9 am. The department has created firelines around the mini forest last month, which prevented the fire from spreading, averting major loss to the forest,"  he said.

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