Disaster Events | VOL.14, ISSUE 83, March-April 2014 |

The Tirumala Fire

After deforestation, forest fires are the most important cause of habitat destruction. Forest fires are worldwide seasonal occurrences, and can be prevented by adequate measures; they usually occur in the dry months from March to May in India when there is no rain and dry leaves and twigs litter the forest floor. Alerts are provided by the National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad to the Central forest departments, which are then sent to the respective state forest departments. The incident: The...

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