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Rain brings relief to  Uttrakhand from raging forest fire

A thousand prayers went up on Tuesday as badly affected Pithoragarh, Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi recieved rains.

Overnight rains in these parts of Uttarakhand has come as a huge relief to the raging forest fires in the state which have destroyed over 3,000 hectares of forest cover.

A major relief is in store as the weather department has forecast widespread rain and thundershowers in the state till May 5.

In an interview to one of the daily paper director of meteorological center Uttrakhand, Bikram Singh told that "we had predicted that rain would bring relief to firefighting operations.

On the other hand Additional Chief Secetary S Ramaswamy said,'There were 40 places affected by the fire on Tuesday, we controlled 26.

Besides, 121 fire incidents were reported on Tuesday and the firefighters controlled 95 of them. 



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