Fire breaks out in forests of Uttarakhand’s Tehri

Fire continues to rage and spread in forests of Uttarakhand with fires reported from the Tehri forest area. Fire fighting operations are underway in the area with the forest department and fire brigade personnel on the spot.

The fires rage as the temperature continues to soar with no rain.

According to locals, forests adjacent to district headquarters are blazing with fire, charring the trees and green area.

No relief from rain seems to be in sight with Dehradun recording a maximum temperature of 38 degree Celsius on Tuesday an increase of three degrees from normal temperatures during this time of the year, according to the Indian Meteorological Department.

Clear skies are predicted for the next three days with temperatures expected to touch 40 degree Celsius.

Possible relief is predicted only on June 1 with partly cloudy skies forecast showing the possibility of development of thunder and lightning.

(The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text, only the headline has been changed)

First Published:
May 29, 2019 09:00 IST

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