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Increasing dry season fires in Kerala spotlight debate around man-made fires

Updated : May 06, 2019 04:40 PM IST

Number of forest fire incidents have escalated in 2019 in Kerala.
The fires in Munnar’s Vattavada region and the Kurichiad range in Wayanad together brought down hundreds of hectares of forest. The actual figure is debated.
Officials and environmental activists claim that all fires are manmade and harmful, while some scientists say controlled fires have positive impacts on certain forest ecosystems.
Increasing dry season fires in Kerala spotlight debate around man-made fires

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