28 May 2020, 11:05 am By Neha Sinha
Uttarakhand Forest Fire: 111 hectares of forest affected & loss Rs 3 Lakhs, Devastating pictures

Uttarakhand: A Forest fire broke out in srinagar of pauri Garhwal district from saturday. Accoding to the forest department team, the fire broke out in a forest area which is 3 km away from srinagar city. So far,fire has affected 111 hectares,causing loss of Rs 3 Lakhs. We'll file Police complaint against such rumou. '111 hectares of forest have been affected the fire could not be contolled due to wind more team will to extinguish it', forest Officer Anita Kunwar told to News Portal.

For more than four days, 111 hectares forest fires have caused havoc, causing a loss of Rs 3 lakh. During the outbreak of coronovirus, the state of Uttarakhand is reeling under the impact of another tragedy. For the last four days, the state has been ablaze with forest fires in various areas of Uttarakhand. Since the beginning of the year till date the state has had to deal with 46 wildlife, which have affected 51.34 hectares of forest land in the state.

Uttarakhand Forest Fire

About 21 cases of forest fires have been reported from the Kumaon region of the state alone, making it one of the most difficult areas of the state. There have been 16 incidents of forest fires in the Garhwal region and 9 incidents of wildfires in the reserved forest area. The loss due to forest fire by the forest department is estimated to be around Rs 1.32 lakh. Two people have also died due to fire in the forest, while one person has been reported injured due to falling in the forest.

Meanwhile, on the epidemic front, thirty-two people tested positive for COVID-19 in Uttarakhand on Monday, a total of 349 in the state. The state health department bulletin states that the number of active cases is 284, while 58 patients have been discharged after recovering so far.

Uttarakhand Forest fire, Devastating Pictures

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, while replying to the increasing cases, said that COVID-19 cases have increased in Uttarakhand after the return of migrants but the government was fully prepared to deal with the situation. The Chief Minister held a meeting with senior officials in Haldwani to review the situation in the state, particularly in Nainital district, in which 117 cases have been reported so far.

Some misleading info is being spread on social media. Our website regularly updates info on forest fire. Photos on social media are showing entire trees on fire. Such forest fires take place in Canada,US&Australia: Uttarakhand Principal Chief Conservator of Forest,Jai Ra

Such fires don't occur in Uttarakhand. Here forest fires remain confined to ground, affecting grass&bushes. In monsoon,everything goes back to normal. So far,fire has affected 111 hectares,causing loss of Rs 3 Lakhs. We'll file Police complaint against such rumours: Jai Raj

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