Shimla: A ‘Bambi bucket operation’ by the Indian Air Force and subsequent rains on Monday helped contain a forest fire near Kasauli Air Force Station in Himachal Pradesh, an official said.
The fire broke out on Sunday. Three firemen were injured fighting the blaze.
The forest fire is under control. The IAF conducted a ‘Bambi bucket operation’ to douse the fire, State Disaster Management Authority Director Sudesh Kumar Mokhta said.
Rains in the area also played an important role in controlling the fire, he said.
A Bambi bucket is a collapsible bucket that is suspended from a helicopter and used to collect and dump water or fire- —PTI