A three-member probe body has been formed to find out the cause of fire in the patrol area of Dhansagar station of Chandpai Range in East Sundarbans.
East Sundarbans Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Md Belayet Hossain formed the committee headed by East Sundarbans Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF) Md Enamul Haque on Monday night.
Other members of the committee are --- Chandpai Range Station Officer Asit Kumar Roy and Forest Ranger Obaidur Rahman.
The probe body has been asked to submit the investigation report within seven working days.
A fire broke out in the Dhansagar station area under Chandpai range of the Sundarbans East Zone on Monday afternoon.
The fire was brought under control about four and a half hours after it broke out.
East Sundarbans DFO Md Belayet Hossain told The Business Standard that about four percent of the forest has been burnt in the fire. "However, it did not cause any major damage to the forest," he added.
He noted that the actual cause of the fire will be known from the probe body report. "We will take action accordingly," he said.