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Explained Snippets | Forest fires: most frequent in Northeast, largest affected area is Central

Two-thirds of the country’s forest cover is concentrated in these two regions, the Northeast accounting for 36%; Central India for 28%.

‘60% districts in India affected by forest fires each year’: Report

The findings are crucial for India’s own commitment to create an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of Co2-equivalent through additional forest and tree cover by 2030.


Greece: Forest fire burns west of Athens, residents forced to flee 

Forest fires are common in Greece during the hot, dry summers. The worst by far occurred in 2007, when large swaths of forest and farmland burned, mainly in the Peloponnese in southern Greece, killing more than 60 people.

Uttarakhand: Forest fires burn more than 2000 hectares of land, CM Trivendra Rawat reprimands officials

The state forest department, which records forest fire instances between February 15 and June 15 each year, noted a rise in the forest fire instances since Monday when the area under forest fire crossed 1,000 hectares

Theni forest fire: 65 trapped in Kurangani hills, deaths feared

The five seriously injured were among 15 who were rescued late evening by local residents in the area. At least 24 of those trapped are from Chennai, said officials.

Fresh forest fires in Uttarakhand destroy 180 hectares of green cover

Forest fires this season, which began in February have so far destroyed nearly 4048 hectares of land in Uttarakhand in 1857 incidents.


Uttarakhand forest fire: Mi-17 choppers to spray water over burning forests

Two IAF choppers have been sent to Nainital and Pauri districts, among the worst hit, to spray water over the burning jungles, Raj Bhawan officials here said.

Thick haze from forest fires engulfs Malaysia, Singapore; schools shut

Indonesia which is blamed every year has sent hundreds of military personnel to try to put them out. It has declared a state of emergency in Riau province, where the haze has been building for several weeks and pollution levels reached hazardous levels.

Forest fires could melt glaciers faster

Black carbon generated from forest fires could be leading to faster melting of Himalayan glaciers.

Sumatra Fire: Sky clears in Singapore

Thick smog from forest fires in Indonesia has given way to blue skies and smoke-free air in Singapore.