WEEKS LONG FIRE CONTAINED IN SIMILIPAL NATIONAL PARK
Payne Institute Earth Observation Group student worker Elijah Mt.Castle looks at the Similipal National Park that has been aflame since February 24th 2021, and is now contained according to government officials. The associated tiger sanctuary also caught fire. The park, located in Odisha India, is an important biosphere for the country. Roughly one third of the forest has been destroyed or gutted for fire breaks. Fires have also been raging in surrounding areas for weeks. March 12, 2021.