Uttarakhand forest fire: IAF continues fire fighting operations in Pauri, Tehri districts

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Uttarakhand wood fires

The Indian Air Force (IAF) continues to transportation retired occurrence warring operations successful Uttarakhand connected Tuesday (April 6), which is the 2nd day. Several sorties are being conducted implicit the burning forests of Pauri and Tehri districts to spray h2o implicit the flames and extinguish them.

Dehradun: The Indian Air Force (IAF) continues to transportation retired occurrence warring operations successful Uttarakhand connected Tuesday (April 6), which is the 2nd day. Several sorties are being conducted implicit the burning forests of Pauri and Tehri districts to spray h2o implicit the flames and extinguish them.

The IAF started operations successful the authorities aft the cardinal authorities extended assistance to the Uttarakhand authorities to extinguish the fires successful the forests of the mountainous areas that broke retired connected Friday. Amid the operation, h2o collected from Tehri water was sprinkled with the assistance of a 5000-litre capableness bucket.

Earlier till Monday (April 5), the Uttarakhand wood section had received reports of astatine slightest 40 progressive forest fires. As the somesthesia is expanding successful the state, the incidents of specified wood fires is besides connected rise. 

Following the emergence successful the incidents, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat connected Sunday held an exigency gathering connected the concern and apprised Union Home Minister Amit Shah. After which the Centre rushed NDRF teams and helicopters for assistance.

"To power implicit the wood occurrence successful Uttarakhand, the Central authorities has fixed orders to deploy NDRF teams and supply helicopters to the Uttarakhand government," Shah tweeted successful Hindi.

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