A total of 25 hectares of forest has been destroyed by wild fire in Langtang National Park.

The wildfires that broke out at nine different adjoining forests has destroyed trees, saplings and also affected wild animals.

According to conservation officer Sushma Rana, the forests in Dhunche, Thade, Ramche, Lokil, Juredhunga, Bharkhu and Kalika of Rasuwa district, Ghyangphedi of Nuwakot district and Panchpokhari areas of Sindhupalchok district are adversely affected by the forest fire.

Ranger Ramesh Basnet of the National Park shared that effort was underway to lessen the risk of forest fire but the dry season poses a challenge.

A detail damage of the wildlife due to forest fire is yet to be confirmed.