forest fire

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

18,000 forest fire alerts in Telangana this year

The data provided by the Ministry showed that the number of forest fire alerts sent by FSI had increased from 12,927 in 2017 to 18,237 in 2021.

published on : 7th August 2021

India records highest number of forest-fire alerts in three years: Government in Parliament

MoS Environment Ashwini Choubey said 3,45,989 forest-fire alerts were sent by the Forest Survey of India using SNPP-VIIRS sensors.

published on : 30th July 2021

Wildfires threaten homes, land across 10 Western states

Scientists say human-caused climate change and decades of fire suppression that increases fuel loads have aggravated fire conditions across the region.

published on : 13th July 2021

Cyprus forest fire that killed four now under control

Search crews on Sunday discovered the bodies of four people who are believed to be Egyptian laborers outside the village of Orou on the southern edge of Cyprus’ main Troodos mountain range.

published on : 5th July 2021

Cyprus: 4 found dead in 'most destructive' forest blaze

The blaze, which began on Saturday afternoon, forced the evacuation of at least eight mountain villages, destroyed several homes, and has so far scorched 50 sqkms.

published on : 4th July 2021

Not just fires, technology will help detect change in Karnataka forest cover too

Karnataka forest department is not just using technology to detect and control forest fires, they are also using it to check modification in land use.

published on : 17th June 2021

Army helps douse major forest fire near LoC in J-K's Rajouri

Officials said the fire spread fast, threatening the standing wheat crops but timely intervention by the Army averted a major tragedy.

published on : 23rd May 2021

Mizoram govt seeks IAF’s help to control wildfire

Official sources said the fire, which broke out in Lunglei distrct of the state on Saturday, was spreading fast due to wind and temperature.

published on : 25th April 2021

Three labourers killed in forest fire in Maharashtra

The statement also said a case has been registered against unidentified persons in connection with the incident and an investigation was underway.

published on : 9th April 2021

Uttarakhand forest fires: HC summons officer; IAF douses blaze at three places

Dushyant Mainali, a practising advocate in the HC, said he informed the court about the situation along with laxaties of authorities and the government. 

published on : 7th April 2021

Kappatagudda sees 15 fires in 3 months, foresters up vigil

Incidents of forest fires in Kappatagudda are on the rise after the hillock was declared a wildlife sanctuary a few years ago.

published on : 6th April 2021

Wildfires: Uttarakhand to review economic loss methodology, activists raise questions

Questions are being raised by activists on the methodology used by the forest department to ascertain economic loss caused by forest fires in Uttarakhand. 

published on : 6th April 2021

Forest fire reported in Kodagu's Maldare forest range

The fire is said to have been ignited due to the high temperature.

published on : 5th April 2021

Uttarakhand forest fire: IAF's helicopter participates in fire fighting operation in Tehri Garhwal

Amid the operation, water collected from Tehri lake was sprinkled with the help of a 5000-litre capacity bucket.

published on : 5th April 2021
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