Massive forest fire in Tamil Nadu’s Kodaikanal hills
A massive fire has broken out in a forest area near Kodaikanal hills in Dindigul district in Tamil Nadu. Officials gave this information today.
Forest Department officials said that they are working to control the forest fire.
A video of the forest fire incident was also shared on social media.
#Watch , Tamil Nadu: A forest fire broke out near Kodaikanal hills in Dindigul district. pic.twitter.com/51NzxuUTMb
– ANI (@ANI) March 15, 2023
More details about the incident are awaited.
This wildfire comes days after a massive forest fire broke out in the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary in Goa.
The Indian Air Force took all necessary initiatives to tackle the forest fire and deployed helicopters to clear water in the affected areas.
An Mi-17 helicopter of the Indian Air Force dropped over 25,000 liters of water on the areas affected by the forest fire in Goa on 11 March.
According to the information, from March 5 till Saturday, fire was detected at 48 places.
Of which 41 fires have already been brought under control, while seven were reported to be active as of March 12.
Besides this, according to officials, the Indian Air Force is coordinating with the Indian Navy and civil administration to tackle the wildfires in the affected areas of the coastal state.
As forest fires continue to escalate in Goa, the Union Environment Ministry on Saturday set up a 24×7 control room to monitor real-time alerts generated by the Forest Survey of India (FSI).
Earlier, Goa Forest Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Wednesday that a detailed inquiry has been ordered into the fire in Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary. After discussion with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, orders for inquiry were given.
The environment ministry also said that no major damage to flora and fauna has been observed so far and the affected areas have been divided into sectors and for intensive management of the forest, DCF and ACF level officers have been assigned immediate fire-fighting duties. has been handed over. Fire in close coordination with line departments.
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