New Delhi: Indian Air Force has deployed two choppers to douse the massive fire that has broken out at Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan’s Alwar district.
According to the IAF officials, the Indian Air Force got a request from the District Administration of Alwar, Rajasthan towards assistance in controlling fire that had spread over large areas in Sariska Tiger Reserve.
The IAF deployed two Mi 17 V5 helicopters for Bambi Bucket ops which is still ongoing, they added.
At the behest of Alwar Dist admin to help control the spread of fire over large areas of #SariskaTigerReserve, @IAF_MCC has deployed two Mi 17 V5 heptrs to undertake #BambiBucket ops.
Fire Fighting Operations are underway since early morning today.#आपत्सुमित्रम pic.twitter.com/HhGEHsdYrS
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) March 29, 2022
The fire has been raging since Sunday evening and air assistance was called after it went out of control. The department pressed the emergency button as the fire engulfed an approximately 500-hectare, which also includes the territory of tigress ST-17, where she is living with her two cubs.
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