Fire burnt grass, herbs and shrubs in 3.97 percent of Sundarban forest area
Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed of DOT
 In the last two decades, there have been 24 incidents of fire breakout in the eastern part of the Sundarbans. The inquiry committee has submitted its report in a timely manner. But as the same recommendations came up again and again, it is clear that the previous recommendation did not work properly. The cause of the fire breakout is always unknown. On the other hand, the forest dwellers say that they know the forest best. With these fire breakout incidents, there are cases of intervention of influential people. The type of fire and its severity are honestly known from local low-income people, all of whom depend on the forest for their livelihood, reports Prothomalo.
 A fire broke out at Chandpirenj in the Sundarbans. The incident took place at around 2pm on Monday (February 8) at the last boundary of Dhansagar Forest Station.
Later, foresters, members of the co-management team and fire service personnel brought the fire under control within two hours. The fire burnt grass, herbs and shrubs in 3.97 percent of the forest area, reports Bangla Tribune.
 Khulna region’s chief forest conservator Moinuddin Khan confirmed the information and said that after receiving the news of the fire, the staff of Dhansagar Patrol Outpost and members of the Joint Management Program (CPC) rushed there and cut the fire line to control the spread of the fire inside the forest. At the same time, the fire service personnel went there and put out the fire.
 Meanwhile, after receiving the news of the fire, Moinuddin Khan himself and the Sundarbans East Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Belayet Hossain went to the spot. He said the fire did not cause much damage.
Meanwhile, a three-member inquiry committee has been formed to find out the cause of the fire and who was involved in it. Chandpai Ranch Assistant Forest Officer (ACF) Enamul Haque has been made the head of the committee. The committee has been given seven days.
Besides, a general diary (GD) has been kept at Sharankhola police station.