The Jammu and Kashmir government has set up approximately 250 fire control centers throughout the northwest to prevent and control forest fires unleashed by rising temperatures, authorities said Monday.

Mohit Gera, the country’s chief forest conservationist, said uncontrolled forest fires are not only worsening resources, but are contributing to climate change and global warming.

Kashmir’s prominent and reliable weather-monitoring agency in a series of tweets also said most of the fires were in the forests above Jammu.

He said forest fires are becoming more common because of rising temperatures and dry conditions in the region, and most fires are caused by human error.


The winter capital and the largest city in Jammu district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Lying on the banks of the river Tawi, the city of Jammu, with an area of 26.64km² (wikipedia)

Control of fire by early humans

The control of fire by early humans was a turning point in the technological evolution of human civilization. Fire provided a source of warmth and lighting, protection from predators , (wikipedia)

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