Domestic/ Urban and Forest Fire

District Kangra is prone to urban local fires also causing loss of several lives and property. And the table given below provides the details the reason for these fire could be use of Wood in buildings the main reason behind the accidents varies on case to case basis.

Incidents related to Fire Disaster in District Kangra

Year

Fire Station

No. of  incidents

Details of Human Lives

Details of Cattle

Loss of property

 

 

 

Saved

Lost

Lost

Lost

In Lacs

2008

3

187

5

5

1

47.22

2009

3

273

21

10

1

1

107.89

2010

3

251

21

5

151.36

2011

3

1062

106

11

12

197.72

2012

5

458

90

48

7

5

294.09

2013

5

237

14

2

70

380.28

2014

5

276

35

11

22

7

243.13

(Source: Kangra Abstract 2014-2015)

A Study was conducted by a groups of CSIR Scholars on “Identifying triggers for forest fire and assessing fire susceptibility of forests in Indian Western Himalaya using geospatial techniques” and as per the paper the following points were concluded. And the risk of forest fire in Kangra district is elaborated.Mostly forest fire occurs in summer period from April to June.The major reason for the forest fire is hot summers and large number of pine trees plantation. Since the fires normally break out in inaccessible and mountainous regions, fire stations are of nominal help. Main region of forest fire area are as follow.

From Source:Research Gate Paper number Nat Hazards (2015) 78:203–217

Overall, 3305 villages were identified as forest fire-sensitive villages. (Nurpur (436) had maximum number of forest fire-sensitive villages followed by Palampur (350), DheraGopipur (243), Jaisinghpur (242), Khundian (229), Kangra (182), Baroh (169), Baijnath (164), Dharamshala (155), Fathepur (154), NagrotaBagwan (139), Dhira (128), Rakkar (109), Shahpur (109), Jawali (100), Jwalamukhi (96), Jaswan (90), Thural (83), Indora (71) and Harchakian (56).