Blazing Fire Engulfs Forests In Uttarakhand

Updated: April 30, 2016 12:37 IST

Forest fires in Uttarakhand have destroyed thousands of acres of green in the hill state.

Blazing Fire Engulfs Forests In Uttarakhand
As Uttarakhand burns, fire fighters and people across the state are looking towards the skies for some sort of divine intervention.
Blazing Fire Engulfs Forests In Uttarakhand
Union minister Prakash Javadekar today said over the last one month, around 1,200 fires have broken out in Uttarakhand alone.
Blazing Fire Engulfs Forests In Uttarakhand
Satellites pictures, released by ISRO at 2 pm today, of raging forest fires in Uttarakhand show locations that have active fires.
Blazing Fire Engulfs Forests In Uttarakhand
Active forest fires in Uttarakhand have grown in the last 24 hours.
Blazing Fire Engulfs Forests In Uttarakhand
The entire northern hill region has active fire locations that have been captured through satellite images.
Blazing Fire Engulfs Forests In Uttarakhand
As Uttarakhand forest fires continue to rage, Indian Air Force's MI-17 helicopters are now being used to spray water on affected areas.
Blazing Fire Engulfs Forests In Uttarakhand
Helicopters at Pauri and Bhawali helipads have been positioned to carry water to forests destroyed by fires.
Blazing Fire Engulfs Forests In Uttarakhand
Indian Air Force's MI-17 lifts water from Bhimtal lake in Nainital district.
Blazing Fire Engulfs Forests In Uttarakhand
MI-17 helicopters will drop water in affected areas to douse flames.
Blazing Fire Engulfs Forests In Uttarakhand
In Garhwal's Srinagar, IAF's 11-member team begins fire fighting operations to put out Uttarakhand forest fires today.
Blazing Fire Engulfs Forests In Uttarakhand
Three NDRF teams and one SDRF company have been sent to fight forest fires and conduct rescue operations in Uttarakhand.
Blazing Fire Engulfs Forests In Uttarakhand
The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests said the scale of forest fires in Uttarakhand this time has been bigger due to little or no rain.
Blazing Fire Engulfs Forests In Uttarakhand
Since early February, 922 incidents of forest fire in the state have been reported. Seven people have died in these fires.
Blazing Fire Engulfs Forests In Uttarakhand
Pauri, Tehri and Nainital are the worst hit by these fires.
Blazing Fire Engulfs Forests In Uttarakhand
The governor has doubled the number of personnel deployed from 3,000 to 6,000 to control the fire.
Blazing Fire Engulfs Forests In Uttarakhand
Forest fires normally begin by February 15 but this time they began on February 2.

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