Previously, the state used to witness wildfires in close to 2,000 hectares of forest land every year.
Burgum said the North Dakota National Guard would deploy two Black Hawk helicopters to assist in battling the blaze.
The fire, that broke on Monday, has spread across core and buffer areas of the tiger reserve.
Enumerating the losses sustained in the six months gives some startling figures.
The Central team which visited Similipal Tiger Reserve and other forests has expressed its satisfaction over measures put in place by the State government to contain the wildfire.
They started cleaning the forest floor from Monday that involved removing dry leaves, creepers and twigs.
The BJP on Sunday blamed Forest department for the delay in dousing the fire in Similipal National Park.
The raging wildfire across forests in the State have begun to impact the wildlife, forcing an animal exodus from the affected pockets to safer areas.
As a result, Similipal TR had to lay off large number of PAs last year, while the situation in Satkosia TR is even worse.
However, head of the State-level task force on forest fire management and former PCCF Sandeep Tripathy said only 597 of the total fire points are in forests.
The peak summer lies far ahead but the forested and hilly Sundargarh district has started to bear the brunt of wildfire.
Village level meetings being conducted in forest divisions in State
The fire mishaps were from Baripada, Karanjia and Rairangpur divisions which are also part of the tiger reserve.
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.