Wildfires – Uttarakhand, India

According to the Forest Department of Uttarakhand, from January to the first week of April 2021, there have been about 1800 incidents of forest fires in the state affecting more than 2500 hectares of forest area.

In the first five days of April, wildfires increased so fast that an area of ​​567 hectare was affected. Out of this area 380 hectare was forest reserve and the remaining 187 hectare was normal forest area.

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