The fire season has started on February 2nd due to dry winter and increase in temperature. A total of 1890.79 hectares of green cover have been destroyed so far.
Around 1,900 hectares of forests in Uttarakhand have be destroyed in this major fire. The fire have claimed the lives of six includeing 3 women and a child. NDRF, SDRF and Army personnel struggled hard to douse the flames.