In pics: Raging forest fire in Uttarakhand, NDRF personnel in combat operation

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Latest satellite imageries of Uttarakhand have reported that the forest fire has gone out in over 70 per cent of the affected areas, even as the NDRF has deployed over 130 personnel to tackle the massive blaze.

Fresh images from satellite show that the effective area under fire in Uttarakhand has come down to 110-115 locations from the earlier about 427.

Meanwhile, the teams of specialised National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have fanned out in 13 affected areas of three districts of Pauri Garhwal, Almora and Chamoli to tackle the massive blaze.

Here are the images how NDRF personnel are combating the raging forest fire in the jungles in Uttarakhand that have destroyed about 2,269 hectares of jungles and claimed at least seven lives till now. The images were shared by NDRF on its Twitter handle. 

In pics: NDRF combating Uttarakhand fire

NDRF teams are using fire beaters and green bushes to cut the fire from spreading. About 135 personnel as part of multiple teams are working in Uttarakhand.

In pics: NDRF combating Uttarakhand fire

Forest fire in the jungles of Uttarakhand that have destroyed about 2,269 hectares of jungles and claimed at least seven lives till now.

In pics: NDRF combating Uttarakhand fire

Each team is covering an area of 8-10 sq km, NDRF DG said.

In pics: NDRF combating Uttarakhand fire

Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Governor KK Paul, who briefed him about the situation in the hill state.

In pics: NDRF combating Uttarakhand fire

NDRF is working in Pakhi and Gopeshwar areas, while in Almora the teams are working in areas like Binsar, Someshwar, Bikisen, Siplakhet and Dhauladevi.

In pics: NDRF combating Uttarakhand fire

Images from the sky taken on April 29-30 now give hope to all the agencies combating the fire that it will be contained soon.

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