Dzükou Valley: Fire line cutting continues
Kohima, Jan. 5 (EMN): The scenic Dzükou Valley remains intact from the inferno, thanks to the joint efforts from the personnel of Indian Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Kohima Forest Division (KFD) and Southern Angami Youth Organisation (Sayo) volunteers, who have been battling to keep the fire away from the valley for days now.
The contingents continued fire line cutting on Tuesday, while Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters resumed Bambi bucket operations.
Sayo executive member, Nosazonu Puyo, who was returning from Dzükou at the time of speaking to this newspaper, informed that the government agencies and volunteers continued traditional fire line cutting works on Tuesday to keep the picturesque valley away from the fire.
Sources from Dimapur Airport also informed Eastern Mirror on Tuesday that a water source has been found in Kohima, enabling the IAF helicopters to increase the frequency of dropping water on the inferno, unlike in the past where choppers had to fetch water from Dimapur for its Bambi bucket operations.
Sayo president Zakieleto Tsükrü updated few NDRF personnel and Sayo volunteers have been camping at Dzükou guest house and that some would camp in the valley to monitor the situation. He added that both DC and SP of Kohima have taken note of the need for more manpower at the camping site.