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40 forest fires rage in Uttarakhand, IAF choppers pressed in

Apr 05, 2021 18:35 IST | By Editorji News Desk

At least 40 active fires are currently ravaging the forests of Uttarakhand. As per the state government, the fire has affected forests across the Garhwal and Kumaon regions with Nainital, Almora, Tehri and Pauri districts being the worst-hit.

According to reports, the fire has so far destroyed property worth Rs 37 lakh and claimed the lives of at least seven animals.

The Union home ministry has dispatched two Indian Air Force helicopters that have been deployed in the firefighting operations.

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