12 Nov India gears up for wildfires
As the annual wildfire season approaches the Indian state of Kerala new equipment has been lined up to battle the blazes without using traditional water hoses which have contributed to creating floods in the past.
The government has bought two mini firefighting vehicles which will battle blazes using water mist.
The forest fire responder vehicles will have accessibility in hilly locations in the forest where fire breakouts cannot be handled easily by the department. The high-pressure pump system associated with the vehicle will generate a fine mist foam and water fire suppressant and contain fire from spreading to other regions.