Uttarakhand forest fire: Director of Delhi fire department to visit hill state with required help


Director of Delhi’s Fire Department will visit Uttarakhand to extend all help required to douse the forest fire in the hill state tomorrow, reported ANI.

This was after the raging fire in Uttarakhand forest entered the 88th day today.

The fires in the state have destroyed nearly 3,000 acres of forest cover killing six people.

The Centre has already sent three companies of the National Disaster Response Force or NDRF to put out the flames and conduct rescue operations.

According to NDTV, in all, 135 NDRF personnel have been pushed into service in the hill state, sources said. The Prime Minister’s office has sought information on the fires.

Since the elected government of Uttarakhand has been dismissed by the Centre, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to the state Governor K K Paul assuring him Centre’s assistance to control forest fires and help containing the damage.