A huge fire has erupted in the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park in Budhanilkantha Municipality of Kathmandu, on Sunday afternoon.

According to the authorities, the fire that erupted at around 11:00 am this morning, has been spreading to other parts of the jungle owing to the strong wind.

Personnel from the national park, Nepal Police, Nepali Army and Armed Police Force along with fire engines have been deployed to take the wildfire under control.

The cause of the forest fire has yet to be ascertained.