Fire in Shivapuri brought under control

KATHMANDU: The fire that broke out in Shivapuri forest today morning was brought under control by the evening. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, the fire was brought under control by dropping water from a helicopter after the fire broke out this morning.

NEA Executive Director Anil Pokharel informed Nepal Press that water from the Melamchi Drinking Water Project was used in the helicopter. According to him, water was carried 25 times from the helicopter.

According to him, the fire brigade of the Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force had been deployed at the local level to control the fire. 

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