Fire still raging at two hills in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: Fire was still raging at four spots in Bukit Bendera (Penang Hill) and Bukit FRU (FRU Hill) on Thursday.

State Fire and Rescue Department director Azmi Tamat said they were giving their best to put out the blaze including a new area found in FRU Hill.

He assured that the situation was under control although they had faced difficulties in putting out the fire.

"It is challenging for my men to get to the burning spots because of the steep radiant, about 70 to 80 degrees.

"So far, we have managed to douse off fire at four spots, with the assistance of the Bombardier plane, releasing water-bomb on the affected areas.

"We hope to put out the fire by evening," he told The Star.

Earlier, thick smoke could be seen billowing from as far as 10km away as fire raged at Penang Hill and FRU Hill.

The fire at seven spots covered about 1ha of forest on the hills.

It was reported on Tuesday that three fires broke out on Bukit Bendera and Bukit Gambier.



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