Six-fold increase in forest fires as temperatures rise in many states

By Ishan Kukreti | 10 May 2019


The Forest Survey of India’s large forest fires monitoring programme data shows that there are 192 large, active fires in the country today

As many states face higher than normal maximum temperature, instances of large fires have increased more than six times across the country within this week.


Contract signed to lease helicopters to help fight forest fires

By: Annette Chrysostomou | 10 May 2019


The forestry department has signed a contract with a private company for the lease of two helicopters to fight fires during the summer, the department announced on Friday.


Firefighters rush to tackle 35-acre wildfire near Sugar Pine Reservoir: ‘We’ve got a north wind’