Dry season sparks fires


Turned to ash: Firemen viewing a part of oil palm plantations stretching from the Marudi to Miri region razed by forest fires. (Below) Smoke seen at the jungle from the other side of Batu Caves in Selangor.

PETALING JAYA: The dry season is smouldering on with forest fires raging in various parts of the country – from the limestone hills in Batu Caves to vast tracts in Sarawak.

The fires have ravaged at least 404ha - an area about the size of 1,000 football fields in the Kuala Baram district.

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