Telkoi, Mar 27: Wildfire has broken out in a number of reserve forests around Telkoi forest division under Keonjhar district today.
Samakoi, Kalapata, Benamunda, Patharahuli and Nathikata reserve forests are now seen burning, bringing threats for both flora and fauna.
Apart from it, the forest along Kanjipani and Mahadev ghats are under wildfire endangering wildlife living within it.
A herd of elephants, out of panic have strayed into nearby villages. A number of elephants are now residing amid the cashew orchid at Dimiria village.
Forest and fire personnel are at work with leaf blowers and other fire extinguishing equipments to control the fire as soon as possible.