Forest fires rage in Uttarakhand; three NDRF teams deployed

NDRF director general OP Singh said his personnel have already started work in the affected areas.

Updated: Apr 30, 2016, 10:56 AM IST
Forest fires rage in Uttarakhand; three NDRF teams deployed

Dehradun: Fire officials are struggling to control forest fires raging in Uttarakhand.

Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) comprising 135 personnel have been deployed in the forests of Uttarakhand to bring the fire under control.

NDRF director general OP Singh said his personnel have already started work in the affected areas.

The request for NDRF personnel was made by the state administration on Friday.

 

Garhwal Inspector General of Police Sanjay Gunjyal reportedly said that while two NDRF teams have been deployed in Garhwal region, one has been sent to Kumaon.