It took five hours for as many fire tenders to bring the blaze under control.
The fire which broke out around 4 am at Bel Ladies Fancy Centre was first noticed by newspaper agents who alerted the police and the fire department.
Scared by the fire in Tinkosia reserve forest, a wild bear entered the nearby human settlements leaving villagers of Nilagiri panic-struck on Thursday.
Official sources pointed out that as many as 109 fire points were reported in Similipal South which struggled to keep it under check and finally grabbed the headlines.
Absence of post-monsoon rains last year led to a drier winter cut short by a rise in temperature across the State in February which acted as a perfect platform for the wildfire.
The DFO has been asked to submit a report to the State government and Mayurbhanj district collector on the fire situation every evening.
A major forest fire was reported in the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve on World Wildlife Day destroying vegetation spread in several acres in the forest area.
A fire engine and firefighters from the Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation (BNMC) doused the flames by about noon
Terming the forest fire at Similipal as alarming, Pradhan had sought intervention of Javadekar and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
The incident happened in Dobhan Bajaar of Taplejung district when the fire broke out from a house and within a short span spread to the nearby areas.
The Army said the India-Pakistan ceasefire would give it an opportunity to improve its capacity and capability to control and check infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir.
The incident took place within Thakurmunda police limits on Sunday afternoon. Sources said a man-made fire had engulfed the reserve forest since couple of days.
A senior forest official said a special squad would be formed soon to keep a watch on forests and corner those who are destroying forest by setting fire.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating after getting 11 fire complaints involving 2013 through 2018 model years.
A forest fire in Khejuria jungle under Thakurmunda wildlife range in Karanjia division led to a road accident, leaving five persons injured on Sunday.