An intense forest fire erupted in the Kho e Khandaran area, on the border of Barkhan and Kholu, on March 16, 2024.
NDMA coordinated response to contain forest fire with support of  Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Balochistan, Forest Department, Frontier Corps and District Administration. 

The latest updates from the ground indicate that the fire has been confined and the risk of further spread is minimal. The Forest Officer has verified that  situation is under control and the  area remains under strict surveillance by the Forest Department and District Administration to prevent any resurgence.

NDMA continues to oversee the firefighting efforts closely, working in tandem with provincial departments to monitor the situation and allocate resources as needed. Ongoing monitoring and assessment are being conducted to safeguard affected communities and ensure complete suppression of the forest fire.

NDMA is in contact with PDMA Balochistan and related departments  to ensure safety of locals  and will provide further updates as the situation evolves.