Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday, February 27, conducted an aerial survey of the Bandipur national park when the raging fire there was brought in restraint on Tues. "The Chief Minister did an aerial survey of the forest to assess the damage," said an announcement from the Chief Minister's workplace.
The blaze within the Bandipur national park in Chamarajanagar district, concerning 220 kilometers from here, was brought in restraint by the coordinated efforts of the Indian Air Force, the district fireplace brigade, forest guards and locals when nearly 5 days on Tuesday.
Two Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters sprayed 19,000 liters of water in seven sorties across the affected space on Tuesday. Though the explanation for the wildfire was, however, to be discovered and underneath investigation, officers same it absolutely was confined to concerning thirty sq kilometers within the core space and twenty sq km in the boundary of the 1,320 sq kilometer national park that straddles across the inter-state border into Tamil Nadu. Eyewitnesses said the blaze destroyed many trees and bushes, although no wildlife casualties are reported.