New Delhi :
A major forest fire broke out on Tuesday afternoon in the vicinity of Ekling Garh Army Cantonment in Udaipur.
The incident alarmed Indian Army troops who launched massive firefighting operation along with fire department and the district administration.
The quick response of troops averted the spread of fire into the Cantt or adjacent inhabited areas. The operation continued throughout the night.
The Indian army also pressed Indian Air Force MI-17V5 helicopter flown in last night and carried out fire fighting operations with an underslung Bambi Bucket. It dropped 25000litres of water in the severely affected area, effectively dousing the fire.
As per last reports from the site, the fire has been extinguished. The Indian Army troops and the IAF were however standing by maintaining a close watch on the situation ready to deal with any recurrence.
Rajasthan: A forest fire which broke out near Eklingarh Army Cantonment, Udaipur yesterday has been doused. pic.twitter.com/XVAxu0OwwR
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