Fire erupts in Chitral Gol National Park

CHITRAL: A large number of trees were damaged after a fire broke out in the southern part of the Chitral Gol National Park on Tuesday.

Deputy Ranger of the park Shafiq Ahmed said some tourists visiting the park had ignited fire to cook food in the area and did not put out the flames before leaving the wooded area that caused the fire to spread. He said 15 staff members extinguished the flames after hours.

The official said that in the summer all animals in the park move to higher altitude to avoid the heat and the fire broke out in the lower part of the park.–Muhkam Uddin Ayuni

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