Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) and the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) on Thursday managed to extinguish the recent spate of forest fires at the Margalla Hills National Park, according to a news source. However, they have yet to ascertain the cause of the blazess; which had been blazing in two different park locations.
IWMB Assistant Director Shafique Ahmad said that the first incident of fire took place in the Kot Ban area at 10 AM, and the board’s teams tackled it within an hour. The second fire broke out at Kanthela Village at 2 PM, which falls behind Sector D-12. He added that the firefighters have to struggle to put out fires with such intensity.
In addition, he revealed that the IWMB was constantly monitoring the national park and covers its areas from Kot Janddan to Jabri near Pir Sohawa. Furthermore, he highlighted that such fires usually erupt due to human intervention, but the cause of these particular fires had not been determined yet.