Jammu & Kashmir

Extreme forest fire risk in JK amid heat wave, forecasts JKDMA

Forest Fire. [File Photo]

Srinagar: Amid soaring temperatures, Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Authority on Thursday forecast  ‘extreme forest fire’ risk in next seven days across the Himalayan region.

“Extreme forest fire risk is likely to occur over forest areas in next 7 days. people are requested to report the incident (if any) on 112 for prompt response. Dial 112 for any help,” said JKDMA in an advisory.

Notably, MeT said that the “heat wave” over the plains of Jammu and Kashmir was likely to continue for the next six days.

“Overall, no significant weather activity is expected till May 31,” a MeT official earlier in the day said, adding adding, “Heat wave over plains of Jammu and Kashmir divisions is likely to continue during next six days even as hilly districts are also likely to experience hot and dry weather during the next six days.” (GNS)

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