Official sources said the fire, which broke out in Lunglei distrct of the state on Saturday, was spreading fast due to wind and temperature.
The statement also said a case has been registered against unidentified persons in connection with the incident and an investigation was underway.
Dushyant Mainali, a practising advocate in the HC, said he informed the court about the situation along with laxaties of authorities and the government.
Incidents of forest fires in Kappatagudda are on the rise after the hillock was declared a wildlife sanctuary a few years ago.
Questions are being raised by activists on the methodology used by the forest department to ascertain economic loss caused by forest fires in Uttarakhand.
The fire is said to have been ignited due to the high temperature.
Amid the operation, water collected from Tehri lake was sprinkled with the help of a 5000-litre capacity bucket.
The development came after Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat spoke to union home minister Amit Shah.
Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat and took stock of the situation arising out of the forest fires.
More than 16 acres of forest have been destroyed in Karya Siddeshwara hill in a fire on Sunday night.
The blaze was noticed by locals who alerted the cell, and firemen from Vartak Nagar rushed to the spot and put out the fire in a couple of hours, an official said.
All divisional forest officers are directly linked with the FSI network, and will get information about an incident with clear pictures and accurate location.
The group held a cycle rally which started from Gandhi Bhavan and ended at Gandharel village to create awareness among residents on how forest fires could be controlled.
While forest fires are raging across the State, the Forest department in Jeypore has heaved a sigh of relief after managing to put out all fire points in Jeypore division.
An NGO, Forests and Wildlife Protection Society, has been in touch with the four Chenchus ever since they were admitted at the OGH.