Uttarakhand forest fires – Choppers return due to poor visibility

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Uttarakhand forest fires have claimed seven lives, destroyed nearly 3,000 acres of forest cover. Dehradun:  An 11-member Air Force team that pitched in with the ongoing fire-fighting operations in Uttarakhand’s Bhimtal and Pauri, were foiled by thick smoke this morning. The MI-17 helicopters that were meant to spray water over the burning jungles had to return due to zero visibility. Visibility Poor, Choppers Out To Douse Uttarakhand Forest Fires Return

Nanital/ Srinagar, May 01 (ANI): An 11-member India AirForce team started fire-fighting operations to douse off the massive fire in Garwal’s Srinagar forests on Sunday. IAF’s chopper MI-17 took off from Nainital on Sunday to drop water in areas … 11-member IAF team begins operation to douse Uttarakhand forest fire May 1, 12:52 pm – ANINEWS

“This world is compared to a forest fire caused by the cohesion of bamboo bushes. Such a forest fire takes place automatically, for bamboo cohesion occurs without external cause. Similarly, in the material world the wrath of those who want to lord it over material nature interacts, and the fire of war takes place, exhausting the unwanted population.” – Srila Prabhupada

With major fires blighting around 1,900 hectares of forests in Uttarakhand, the government today decided to press two MI-17 helicopters into service as NDRF, SDRF and Army personnel struggled to douse the flames which have claimed six lives till now.NDTVHindustan TimesTimes of India – Uttarakhand forest fire: Mi-17 choppers to spray water over burning forests – The Indian Express

Dehradun: The Central Government has sent in three companies of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to control the raging forest fire and conduct rescue operations. As many as 135 personnel has been deployed at the spot. Fire tenders have been … Uttarakhand forest fire: National Disaster Response Force deployed – Mathrubhumi English