Forest fire

Warmer April triggers uptick in forest fires in Uttarakhand this year

Uttarakhand has witnessed 30% uptick in forest fires this April compared to the corresponding month last year.

published on : 2nd May 2022

In April 645 forest fires reported in Himachal Pradesh due to early summers

The area affected due to these fires is 4976.63 hectares of this 4006.91 hectares natural area and 927.72 hectares of plantations.

published on : 29th April 2022

As temperature rises, forest fire flares up across Odisha

A team of Chandaka forest division along with CRPF and fire service personnel brought the raging fire under control in the Chandaka beat near Jhumka dam on Saturday noon.

published on : 24th April 2022

US: 2 dead, more than 200 homes charred in New Mexico wildfire

Thousands of customers in the area remain without power, and Ruidoso schools have been closed until next week.

published on : 15th April 2022

Rain keeps summer fires in check in The Nilgiris forest range

According to the meteorological department, apart from a few days in April first week, places like Kundah received 10mm, Avlanchi 25mm, Emerald 28mm, Coonoor 12mm, Burliar 12mm on April 9.

published on : 11th April 2022

IAF helicopters roped in to douse fire at Rajasthan's Sariska National Park

The fire has engulfed an area of 10 sq km but fortunately, tigers in the park are said to be safe though a large amount of the forest has been badly burnt.

published on : 30th March 2022

With increasing forest fires in Uttarakhand, state forest department mulls compensation hike

At present, damages for compensation are calculated according to per hectare forests, plants destroyed in the forest fires.

published on : 30th March 2022

Rs 522 lakh for scheme to prevent forest fire

The Centre had also conveyed the approval for sanction and net release of Rs 238.90 lakh as first instalment.

published on : 27th March 2022

Tirupathur, Vellore forest dept takes steps prevent wildfire

The department also has a fire alert system where the Forest Survey of India (FSI) sends an SMS when there's a fire, Gidijala said.

published on : 7th March 2022

Photograph that moulded teen wildlife conservationist from Tamil Nadu

He said that the tiger population is on the rise due to the considerable conservation efforts, however, it needs adequate movement corridors.

published on : 4th March 2022

As forest fire season in Uttarakhand arrives, officials ramp up preparations

The state has lost a massive 24,139 hectares of forest area in last 12 years in 13,574 blazes. Forest fires in the hills usually start around mid-February and rage on till monsoon arrives. 

published on : 19th February 2022

Forest department enlists tribal residents to prevent forest fire

Forest department officials in Pathanamthitta have pulled up their socks to prevent incidents of forest fire, which normally begins in January.

published on : 24th January 2022

Odisha's Similipal National Park management chalks out plan to tackle fire incidents

Mayurbhanj Collector Vineet Bhardwaj asked all departments to get involved and ensure that the vulnerable months from January to May go incident free.

published on : 18th December 2021

Karnataka: Post rain, forest department worried about fires in sanctuaries  

Not keen on using any new technologies and methods this year, the Karnataka Forest Department has begun forest fire management drills and exercises on the ground.

published on : 18th December 2021

Thousands evacuated as 'fierce' wildfire spreads  in southern France's Saint-Tropez

Around 750 firefighters and water-droppping aircraft were battling the blaze in difficult conditions, with high temperatures and strong winds.

published on : 17th August 2021
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