Dehradun: The fire in the forests in Uttarakhand and Himachal has become uncontrolled. Through the forests, the fire has now started moving towards residential areas. The forests of 6 ranges of Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand are burning continuously. Most of the forests of Gankhet range, Baijnath range, Dharmaghar range and Pindari are in the grip of fire. The fire of the same Gankhet forest range reached the residential area where hundreds of grass heaps including 12 cowsheds have been burnt to ashes.
The district administration, fire department, police administration and the forest department, who reached the spot, are continuously trying to extinguish the fire. The fire has caused great economic loss to the villagers. On the other hand, a similar situation is being seen in Solan, Himachal Pradesh. After Barog, now the forests of Kandaghat, Kethlighat, Kanoh are burning with smoke. Flames of fire are visible for several kilometers. A plume of smoke is flying all around in the sky.
In the last 3 days, more than 200 hectares of forest have been affected by fire. The lush green forests have been burnt to ashes. Due to this, there has been a huge loss to the forest wealth and wildlife of crores of rupees. Recently, a fire broke out in the forest mountains of Prithvipura-Baleta village of Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar district of Rajasthan on March 28. Within no time the fire spread over several kilometers of the area. On receiving the news of the fire, the team of fire brigade of Civil Defense reached the spot and with the help of villagers, it was brought under control after 8 hours of effort.