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Forest fire erupts along LoC in Poonch

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

A fire erupted in a forest area along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, triggering mine blasts in the area, police said today.

There was no loss of life in the fire or due to mine blasts.

"There was a forest fire along the in Sabra gali, Lanjote in Mendhar belt yesterday as a result of which few mines exploded", a police officer said.

Forest fires were also reported along the in Balakote and Balnoie areas in Poonch.

The Army, fire bridge officials, forest officials and locals launched an operation to extinguish the fire which had spread to large areas, he said.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 14:15 IST