De : RSOE EDIS <havaria@rsoe.hu&gt;
Envoyé : dimanche 14 avril 2019 06:46
À : Corentin Decaen <cdecaen@geoasia.org&gt;
Objet : RSOE EDIS – Event Report – Forest / Wild Fire : [Maruthamalai area] Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, Asia
Importance : Haute

 

RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service, Budapest, Hungary
Event report

April 14th 2019 04:45 AM – Forest / Wild Fire – WF-20190414-67463-IND

Base information

EDIS Code: WF-20190414-67463-IND
Event date: April 14th 2019 04:45 AM
Category: Forest / Wild Fire
Continent: Asia
Country: India
State: Tamil Nadu
Settlement: Coimbatore
Location: [Maruthamalai area]
Coordinate:
11.0466053,76.851514 (WGS84 decimal)

CAP Information

Category: Fire - Fire suppression and rescue
Urgency: Past - Responsive action is no longer required
Severity: Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Scope: Public - For general dissemination to unrestricted audiences
Certainty: Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing

Event details

A forest fire that broke out near Maruthamalai in Coimbatore was spreading fast as Forest Department staff were unable to reach the place to douse the flames late on Saturday. The fire was first reported at Kalappanaickenpalayam near Maruthamalai on Saturday evening. It spread fast through the forest, charring dry bushes and shrubs. Apart from the Forest Department staff from Coimbatore forest range, additional staff from other forest ranges were rushed to the spot, but they were not able to access the affected areas due to the heat from the flames. A team of officials headed by Assistant Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Coimbatore Circle, A. Udhayan, is camping in the area to deal with the situation. The district administration is trying to hire a chopper equipped with bambi buckets to fly over the spot and put out the fire. Meanwhile, pump manufacturing firm CRI Pumps has despatched a vehicle fitted with a high-powered motor that can spray water up to 300 feet. Volunteers from environmental organisations have also joined the Forest Department in the battle to put out the fire.

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