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The Sundarbans are burning, fire spreading.

On the second day, flames are still raging in the area of Amurboni at the Juidhara station in the Chandpai Range of the Eastern Forest Division. Locals claim that the fire has spread over an area of two kilometers.

Although the firefighting operations were halted on Saturday night due to the risk assessment in the forest area, on Sunday morning, the Forest Department, Fire Service, local residents, and volunteers resumed work. The Coast Guard and Navy have also contributed with separate teams.

In consideration of the risk in the forest region, a three-member investigation committee, led by Assistant Forest Conservator (ACF) Rana Dev, has been formed by the Eastern Forest Division of the Sundarbans. The committee has been instructed to submit an investigation report within the next seven working days.

Forest Officer of the Eastern Forest Division, Kazi Muhammad Nurul Karim, said on Sunday morning that firefighting efforts have resumed collectively since morning. A committee has been formed by the ACF Chandpai to investigate the cause and extent of the damage. The committee, consisting of three members including Station Officer Dhansagar and Station Officer Juidhara, has been instructed to submit a report within seven working days. Once the firefighting operation is completed, the committee will commence its investigation.

Fire control operations have begun since Sunday morning with around fifty percent of the workforce from various stations of the Fire Service. Divisional firefighters have also arrived at the scene.

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