Hundreds of fish were found dead at a village pond in the open wildlife sanctuary area today. Himmatpura village sarpanch Sushil Karwasra said the fish died due to extreme heat prevailing in the area.The village panchayat members availed services of other residents to remove and dump the dead fish besides making efforts to rescue small fish which had survived as water had got polluted after deaths.Karwasra said efforts were also being made to fill water courses and common use tanks in the sanctuary area to protect animals. An NGO, Youth Veerangana, has launched a drive to equip earthen pots filled with water and feed to save birds.