Mizoram forest fire spreads to towns, IAF joins rescue op

For more than 32 hours now, a forest fire has been raging in the hills of south Mizoram, spreading to towns and villages of two neighbouring districts Lunglei and Lawngtlai. Indian Air Force helicopter equipped with Bambi Bucket was deployed on April 26 to douse forest fire in Lunglei district. The fire reportedly started at 7 am on Apr 23 in the forested hills near Lunglei town. So far, no injuries or casualties have been reported.