The Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) and the Ministry of Agriculture report that fires have been put out in the forests of Khost province.
Ministry officials said the blaze did not cause any casualties but left financial losses.
"According to initial information, the fire was put out with the help of the people and departments in the provinces, as well as other friends. The fire has been put out and is now under control," a spokesman for the Ministry of Disaster Management, Mohammad Nasim Haqqani, said.
"Under the leadership of Mullah Baradar Akhund, the High Commission for Struggle was established, and a meeting was held, and it was decided that the Ministry of Agriculture, the Directorate Disaster Management, and these departments would work on joint plans to cover areas where there are forests," Haqqani said, "regardless of the status of the fire, make sure that the basic equipment is provided."
"The fire was controlled, thirty acres of land were burned, the charred trees were not totally damaged, and just the leaves and branches of the trees were burned," Mesbahuddin Mohsen, a spokesman for the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock, stated.
However, several residents in Khost province say that the fires have not yet been put out.
"There's a huge fire." We put out the fire many times, but a strong wind blew, and the fire flared up again," said Abdul Hadi, a Khost resident.
"A heavy wind is blowing, and the fire is rekindling," Ibrahim, a Khost resident said.
The fire started on Sunday morning in the Landi Kelly region near the Durand Line in the Musa Khail and Qalandar districts of Khost, according to local officials.
Fires have previously been reported in Nuristan and Kunar's forests.
Officials said the fires happen for a variety of reasons, including public negligence.
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