Nainital Fire News | Nainital forest fire reaches near IAF station


As climate change is happening a significant increase can be seen in the number of forest fire cases around the globe. India is not behind. According to a recent update the forest fire is seen in the Nainital Forest area. Currently almost 34 acres of forest cover has been eaten by a horrifying wild-fire. The fire reached Aninital’s High Court Colony. The words have been spread that it is the worst fire in the hilly areas of Northern India. The Indian Army and Indian Air force have been deployed on the site to control the fire. 


Nainital is facing the rage of the wild fire for 36 hours now. The Indian Air Force has employed the Mi-17 helicopter to tackle the fire undertaking Bambi Bucket Operations. The hill station has reported a total number of 31 forest fires in pine trees in different areas since Friday 26th April 2024 including Jyolikot, Narayan Nagar, Ramgarh, Bhumiadhar,  Bhawali and Mukteshwar areas. 


The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Mr Pushkar Singh Dhami is going to hold a meeting to take measures to control the fire. Nainital Municipal Corporation Executive Officer Rahul Anand said: “We received information of IAF helicopters seeking permission to take water from Nainital to douse the fire. To make arrangements, we closed boating in the lake for the day. Fire is reported in Nainital in many places, including very close to the Air Force Station in the district. The main purpose of bringing in helicopters to douse the fire was to keep the Air Force Station safe”.


A resident of the area and assistant registrar of the High Court, Anil Joshi said: “The fire has engulfed an old and vacant house located near The Pines. It has not caused any damage to the High Court Colony but it has reached dangerously close to the buildings.” The fire has reached very close to the installation of the India Army near the pine area. The people of Nainital have been denied access to visit Naini lake because of the fire spreading very fast by the administration of Nainital. 


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