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Uttarakhand: IAF chopper pressed into service to douse forest fire in Almora

Four Uttarakhand forest department personnel were killed and four others injured while trying to control a forest fire in the Binsar wildlife sanctuary area on Thursday

IAF Mi17 V5 helicopter dousing fire at the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand on Friday (Twitter/ video screengrab)
Published on Jun 14, 2024 04:40 PM IST

Cabinet secretary chairs meet to tackle forest fires, heatwave

HT reported on May 1 that temperatures in eastern and peninsular India have smashed records this April, exposing people to extreme humid heat for weeks

Cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba. (ANI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2024 01:15 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

NDRF, U'khand forest dept teams work overnight to stop fire in Varunavat hills

This came as the state continues to grapple with instances of forest fires, which has been the deadliest this year since 2021, when eight people died.

Officials try to douse a fire that erupted in the hills of Varunavat on Wednesday evening.
Updated on May 31, 2024 02:48 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Forest fires resurface in the hills amid dry spell, soaring mercury

In the last 7 days, Himachal Pradesh has reported 1,343 forest fires, followed by 540 in Uttarakhand and 452 in J&K, according to Forest Survey of India data.

Smoke billows during a forest fire in Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on May 31, 2024 04:26 AM IST
By, , Dehradun/shimla/jammu

Forgotten fires claim 627 hectares of forest land in Himachal

The figure for forest land destroyed in Himachal 2024-25 till May has already neared the 2023-24 tally

A total of 627 incidents of forest fires have been recorded in Himachal since April. (HT Photo)
Published on May 27, 2024 01:07 PM IST
By, Shimla
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