Wildfires affect 35 districts


Om Astha Rai, in his news story, published in Republica writes that ICIMOD, using satellite images to report forest fires has detected altogether 149 wildfires in different parts of the country on Saturday, which is one of the highest numbers of forest fires detected by NASA satellites this year. Fires have affected districts all across the country. The fires were largely restricted to terai districts until a few days back but have now affected the hills districts and mountain districts as well.