Explained: The Simlipal forest fire, and why it is a matter of concern -Aishwarya Mohanty
-The Indian Express
A forest fire which started in Simlipal in February and has been raging for nearly a week now, was finally brought under control. How fire prone is the forest? What caused the fire, and how intense was it?
Bhubaneswar: The Simlipal forest reserve area frequently witnesses forest fires during dry weather conditions. A fire which started in the biosphere reserve area in February and has been raging for nearly a week now, was finally brought under control.
* What is the Simlipal Biosphere reserve?
Similipal, which derives its name from ‘Simul’ (silk cotton) tree, is a national park and a tiger reserve situated in the northern part of Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district. Similipal and the adjoining areas, comprising 5,569 sq km, was declared a biosphere reserve by the Government of India on June 22, 1994, and lies in the eastern end of the eastern ghat.
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The Indian Express, 4 March, 2021, https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/simplipal-forest-fire-explained-7213375/