Dushyant Mainali, a practising advocate in the HC, said he informed the court about the situation along with laxaties of authorities and the government.
Questions are being raised by activists on the methodology used by the forest department to ascertain economic loss caused by forest fires in Uttarakhand.
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.