Wildfires – India

Wildfires in Odisha, which had been raging on over the past two weeks, have now been fully contained, and we have nature to thank for it!

Similipal National Park in the Mayurbhanj district of Odisha was the main hotspot, where vast tracts of forest were charred by the fires. Some forest regions surrounding the national park also fell into the grip of this massive wildfire, which persistently proved to be too difficult to control.

But finally, relief from this ecological disaster was brought by widespread rains and hail that poured over the burning forest starting Thursday, which effectively reduced the intensity of the fires.