Dzukou: Wildfire rages, NDRF team deployed
The fire at Dzukou valley seems to continue raging. After initial reports that the fire was only restricted to a hillock, the fire has spread across the region. On Saturday, 60 personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were deployed to attempt extinguishing the wildfire.
On Friday, authorities had deployed an Indian Air Force Mi-17 V5 helicopter for the firefighting mission at the Dzukou valley, along with a C-130J Hercules aircraft, which airlifted nine tonnes load with 48 NDRF personnel from Guwahati to Dimapur.
Three more helicopters equipped with Bambi bucket have been deployed, an IAF statement said.
Personnel of the Forest department, Fire and Emergency Services, SDRF, police and volunteers of Southern Angami Youth Organisation (SAYO) tried to douse the fire on Thursday.