Imphal: An Indian Air Pressure (IAF) chopper hovers over what seems to be a river and attracts water for use to extinguish a large wildfire in a forest in Manipur, a video confirmed on Sunday. The IAF has deployed 4 helicopters to battle the fireplace within the picturesque Dzukou Valley that covers components of Manipur and Nagaland. The Military and the paramilitary Assam Rifles are offering logistical assist within the firefighting operation.
“Continuation of operations at Dzukou Valley. IAF helicopters resumed Bambi Bucket operations right now in direction of dousing the fireplace in Dzukou Valley close to Kohima. 4 Mi-17 helicopters have been deployed at Dimapur and Rangapahar for the duty,” the Air Pressure tweeted this morning.
The helicopters are utilizing particular ‘Bambi Buckets’ suspended by cables for the operation. These buckets are able to accumulating and carrying large quantity of water, which will be airdropped on the positioning of a fireplace. These chopper buckets are used the world over to battle wildfires.
In response to the federal government’s estimate, over 200 acres of the pristine forest on the valley – which is a world trekking vacation spot – have been diminished to ashes due to the fireplace.
Over 200 firefighters have been pressed into the operation.
Final week, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh carried out an aerial survey of the valley. Yesterday, he mentioned that the firefighters have introduced the blaze beneath management on the japanese aspect of the valley; the operation to regulate the fireplace on the southern aspect is on.
The Centre has assured all assist to the Manipur authorities in tackling the fireplace. On Saturday, it despatched an NDRF group to the valley to assist the firefighters.