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Burning hill: Smoke from the fire covering parts of the forest in Gunung Kerunai, Grik. — Bernama
IPOH: Some 12ha of forest in Gunung Kerunai in Grik, about 200km from here, is on fire.
So far, only 30% of the blaze had been put out, said state Fire and Rescue Department director Yahaya Madis.
Effort was being made to get closer to the more challenging spots of the hill, he added.
“Firemen have been unable to get close to certain parts of the hill due to the ninety-degree steep slope.”
He added that another segment of the slope is full of resam trees and shrubs which were making it difficult for firemen to put out the fire.
Yahaya said the department would be sending an aircraft to carry out a water bombing exercise today.
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