Forest fires continue to scorch several hectares of green cover in the Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
What causes forest fires?
Classification of forest fires:
Forest fires are broadly categorised into three categories – ground, surface and crown fire.
Spike in fire incidents in 2022:
Vulnerability of forests in Uttarakhand and Himachal:
Prevention and control:
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change lists the following methods to prevent and control a forest fire:
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