As many as 46 forest fires have been wreaking havoc in Uttarakhand for over four days – incurring a loss of ₹1.32 lakhs.
The rising temperature and hot spells have pumped super hot winds all over North India – making it the warmest region around the world on May 26 along with south-east Pakistan.
A large number of species of animals living there struggled to survive. According to the forest department, a forest fire first broke out in
Srinagar district on May 23 and it is difficult to control the fires due to winds.
The hilly state has 38,000 square kilometers of forest areas — which is home to 1145 plant species ranging from Brahma Kamal to the famous mythological Sanjivani Booti.
This comes at a time when there are 401 confirmed cases of coronavirus, of which 4 patients have died and 64 have recovered.
Here are some devastating pictures from Uttarakhand wildfire:
At least 2 people have reportedly lost their lives due to wildfires in Uttarakhand, whereas one person was injured.
(With inputs from economic times)