Dzükou Fire

    The recent Dzükou forest fire has shown how crucial it is to protect this fragile ecosystem  Morung Express News Dimapur/Kohima | January 29  The recent Dzükou valley forest fire which raged for almost two weeks offers an opportunity for all stakeholders to reflect, strengthen response and preventive measures, and recognize the crucial need to preserve one of the most pristine ecosystems in the region.   Tucked away at an altitude of 2438.4 metres abo
  • Fighting the forest fires
    Atono Tsükrü Kense  Kohima | January 29 To be a fire-fighter is a challenging job which entails bravery, strength, commitment, presence of mind among other skills as they have to be ready for when the unexpected occurs. Fire-fighters from Nagaland have done a commendable job in dousing off the fire at Dzükou valley. “Dzükou fire is not the first time. It is never an easy task to fight such fire of massive extent” said Thejangulie Zao, Distric
  • Coordinated actions required
    Morung Express News Kohima | January  29 While there are no concrete solutions to prevent forest fires, the 2020-21 Dzükou fire which blazed for one of the longest durations in recent memory, calls for coordinated and proactive action in combating any forest fire in the future. Neisato Neihu, from Kigwema village expressed that there are lessons and actions one must learn from this experience. “Prevention will be key, we need to reinstitute the structured regi
  • SAYO demands investigation into cause of Dzükou fire
    Morung Express news  Kohima | January 13 Barely a few days after the Dzükou Valley fire was brought under control, the Southern Angami Youth Organization (SAYO) has filed a First Information Report (FIR) alleging that some youths perpetrated the fire in the valley. In a written complaint lodged at Khuzama Police Station on January 12, the organization claimed that, on the afternoon of December 29, a group of 21 boys and girls (youths) were seen returning from Dzük
  • Dzükou forest fire doused, says government
    •    No fresh fires and smoke visible  •    DRF teams and IAF choppers to be withdrawn •    Damage assessment report expected by end of this week Morung Express News Kohima/Dimapur | January 11 The Dzükou forest fire which had been raging since December 29, 2020 has been extinguished. The Nagaland Government informed that there were no reports of visible fresh fire or smoke on Monday.  A DIPR rep
  • ‘A tough battle we hope to win’
    Volunteers at Dzükou share experience Morung Express News Kohima | January 7 The pristine Dzükou valley has often relied heavily on volunteers/civilians to save her from the fire, wild or man-made. Firefighting in the valley has been a shared responsibility of the community in the Southern Angami region, the Police, Administration, the SDRF and others. As operations continue to fight the fire raging in the valley, a few of them shared their narrative with The Morung
  • Dzükou fire: Nagaland CM conducts aerial survey
    Kohima, January 5 (MExN): Nagaland Chief Minister (CM) Neiphiu Rio undertook an aerial survey of Dzükou Valley on January 5 to get an assessment of the damages caused by the forest fires as well as the operations being carried out to contain and douse the fire. A statement issued by the press and media cell of the Chief Minister’s Office informed that the CM surveyed the patches in the valley which had got burned due to the forest fires and portions where the forest fires
  • Fresh fire in multiple locations as Dzükou continues to burn
    Morung Express News Dimapur | January 5 Fresh fire continued to erupt in the Dzükou Valley area on the eighth day after the incident was first reported on December 29. According to a report from the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), fire in the Dzükou Valley was seen in multiple locations as on January 5. The NSDMA along with National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) representatives made an aerial survey of the incident site on Tuesday, and observe