IAF in action over Uttarakhand helping local authorities in controlling forest fires. pic.twitter.com/KJ37TxfRYX — AIR Defence Alerts (@airdefencenews) 2 May 2016
Fire Breaks out in Thanpal Forest Area in Reasi district of Jammu & Kashmir pic.twitter.com/NYgMqTrlmg — ANI (@ANI_news) 2 May 2016
In recent weeks, the massive fire in some 13 districts in Uttrakhand engulfed over 2,000 hectares of forest, destroyed wildlife and trees, and killed at least six people – including three women and one child. The state government employed National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams in several districts, along with two IAF Mi17 choppers, are busy dousing the flames.
Kelti village: Shimla finds itself in the grip of forest fires,15 fire incidents have been reported in last two days pic.twitter.com/xfXwDL8ypz— ANI (@ANI_news) 2 May 2016