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Massive Wildfire in Puntland Successfully Extinguished, Officials Say  

Storyline:National News

GOOBJOOG NEWS | PUNTLAND: A massive wildfire that ravaged Dalsan valley in Somalia’s Puntland State on Sunday has been successfully extinguished, Dangorayo Deputy District Commissioner Abdinur Haji Ahmed has confirmed.

The inferno, believed to have been triggered by extreme heat exacerbated by climate change, resulted in the displacement of families living in the area.

Officials say the fire which initially broke out at Nugaal region rapidly spread due to the dry conditions which fueling the flames and engulfing vast swathes of grassy land.

Puntland authorities mobilized efforts to combat the blaze, eventually succeeding in containing and extinguishing it after causing significant damage to forests and grasslands in the area.

The fire underscores the danger posed by climate change and has prompted Puntland officials to form a committee to investigate the cause of the fire and put in place measures to avert such occurrences particularly near forests and mountains in future and safeguard the livelihoods of residents.