To a surprise, a trekking route in the Dzükou valley caught fire on Tuesday afternoon. The fire was reported to spread in the surrounding areas as well. Smoke was visible from villages in the Southern Angami region.
The fire was reported in the trekking route from Viswema (Mt Tempfü) towards the valley, as informed by the Officials of the Southern Angami Youth Organisation (SAYO). The main Dzükou valley area was unaffected by the fire, informed the officials.
The incident took place around 2:30 pm. The fire was mostly contained by the SAYO volunteers, by the time the report was filed.
The source of the fire is not known as of yet and an enquiry/investigation has been proceeded, the officials notified.