Dehradun: A two-day pre-fire season workshop on forest fires conducted by Forest Survey of India (FSI) started here on Wednesday.

About 18,000 hectares of forest area was burnt last year.

Hyderabad: A shocking 95 per cent of forest fires in Telangana state are said to be man-made.

Some 38,000 trees have been burned down in a devastating fire that broke at a reserve forest at Jagdishpur in Madhabpur upazila on Saturday.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Forest Fire, 04/01/2019. Forest Fires occur every year during summer due to various natural and anthropogenic reasons including accumulation of inflammable materials such as dry leaves, twigs, pine needles etc. Forest Survey of India (FSI), Dehradun, disseminates the satellite based forest fire alerts to the State Forest Departments and other registered users whenever forest fires are detected. The details of forest fire alerts issued to all State/ Union Territory Forest Departments during the last three years is given in Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Forest Fire, 28/12/2018. The Ministry supports the efforts of State/Union Territory Governments in prevention and control of forest fire by providing financial assistance under the Centrally Sponsored Forest Fire Prevention and Management (FPM) Scheme.

The deadliest wildfire in California history that destroyed the mountain town of Paradise and killed at least 85 people was 100 percent contained on Sunday, according to state fire officials.

Donald Trump doesn’t believe his own government’s major report on climate change – which the administration tried to bury over the Thanksgiving break.

Each year wildland fires kill and injure trees on millions of forested hectares globally, affecting plant and animal biodiversity, carbon storage, hydrologic processes, and ecosystem services. The underlying mechanisms of fire-caused tree mortality remain poorly understood, however, limiting the ability to accurately predict

Even as India has managed to increase its forest cover to over 20 per cent of its total geographical area, forest fires are a leading cause of degradation of the forest cover in the country says this new report released by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change

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