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Monday February 10, 2014 MYT 7:34:24 AM
DUNGUN: The mangrove forest fire in Tok Kah near here is getting worse as the fire has spread and destroyed an area of 16ha.
It is deemed to be the worst in the state’s history.
The fire, which has been burning since Jan 26, at first destroyed an area of 2ha but the hot weather and windy conditions have slowed down the operations to extinguish the fire, making residents fear it will spread to their homes.
A check by Bernama in Dungun found the area around Rantau Abang, about 13m from the site of the fire, engulfed in smoke.
Suri Dollah, 72, said most people did not know about the fire, assuming the bad air condition was caused by haze.
Terengganu Zone 2 Fire and Rescue Assistant Superintendent Zailani Abdullah said about 60 firefighters from the Kemaman, Dungun, Marang and Kuala Terengganu stations were involved in the fire-fighting operations.
“The firefighters are facing extreme difficulty in fighting the blaze due to a lack of water and limited access roads,” Zailani added.
They believe the fire would be brought under control in a week’s time. — Bernama
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