Fire breaks out in Udaipur forest in Rajasthan; Army helicopters pressed into service

A fire broke out in the Banki forest area in Rajasthan's Udaipur district and Army helicopters were pressed into service to douse the flames, an official said on Friday.
Fire breaks out in Udaipur forest in Rajasthan; Army helicopters pressed into service
Helicopters deployed to douse the flames (Image credits: ANI)

Jaipur: The fire broke out on Wednesday and it spread to a large area in three-four spots of the forest adjoining Udaipur city on Thursday night, Chief Conservator of Forests R K Singh said.

In total, around 50 hectares of the forest area were covered by the fire, he added.

Singh said Army helicopters were roped in and the blaze was brought under control.

He said the forest department will maintain a vigil to prevent a fresh incident of fire in the area.

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