DEHRADUN: The central government on Sunday agreed to provide two choppers and forces from National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to combat forest fires in Uttarakhand after four people and 7 animals were reported dead. The fires also left 22 animals two people wounded.

The development came after Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat spoke to union home minister Amit Shah.

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