Wildfires – India

Massive forest fires have broken out in the jungles of Almora and Nainital districts. In Nainital district, wildfires have been raging in Bhimtal, Sattal and Devidhura areas; flames raging in inflammable pine jungles on Bhowali Road in the district have left environmentalists particularly worried. The state capital, too, has witnessed around 32 cases of forest fires in the last 11 days. More than 400 ha of forests have been destroyed by the fires which are caused by arsonists.

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