Kohima (Nagaland), Dec 2: Efforts to extinguish the wildfire in Dzukou range continued for the fifth day on Saturday.
The forest fire raging in Dzukou range in Nagaland has been brought under control with the help of the Indian Air Force helicopters, police, forest department and local volunteers, officials said on Saturday.
The Dzukou range in which the majestic Dzukou valley, a tourist hot spot in Nagaland is located, caught fire on Tuesday afternoon.
Efforts to extinguish the wildfire in Dzukou range continued for the fifth day on Saturday, sources said. OSD of Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority, Johnny Raungmei said that IAF choppers were used to douse the fire on Friday.
On the Nagaland side, it is relatively controlled because of the preventive measure taken by the Kohima District Disaster Management Authority along with personnel from forest, police, fire and emergency services and volunteers from Southern Angami Youth Organisation.
The fire has also spread to neighbouring Senapati district of Manipur.