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Dehradun: Because the forest fires flare up in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Sunday held an emergency assembly with senior officers of the forest and catastrophe administration departments moreover all district magistrates to evaluate the state of affairs and focus on methods to successfully management it.

The assembly happened as at the very least 4 folks and 7 animals died within the hearth that broke out in 62 hectares of forest space within the final 24 hours.

The state authorities has additionally requested the forest division officers to not take any depart and maintain an in depth watch on the state of affairs.

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The Centre additionally rushed two helicopters to Uttarakhand on Sunday to carry the state of affairs underneath management after the Chief Minister knowledgeable Union Residence Minister Amit Shah concerning the present forest hearth state of affairs within the state.

Shah mentioned the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Power (NDRF) groups will probably be despatched to the state to “minimise lack of lives and property because of the wildfires”.

“I’ve spoken to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat to get an replace on forest fires within the state. Directions have been issued to ship helicopters and Nationwide Catastrophe Response Power groups to the state to minimise lack of lives and property because of the wildfires,” he tweeted.

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There are 40 lively hearth spots, in line with forest officers, within the forests of Garhwal and Kumaon areas with Nainital, Almora, Tehri and Pauri districts being the worst-hit, PTI reported.



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