Aerial water bombing to put out peat fire


Poor visibility: Motorists passing through the thick haze due to the forest fire at Binsuluk in Beaufort. (Inset) Kota Kinabalu shrouded by haze at 11am. — NORMIMIE DIUN/The Star

KOTA KINABALU: Firemen are likely to use aerial water bombing to put out a major peat fire at the Klias peninsula which has caused haze in most parts of west coast Sabah.

Over a hundred firemen were now working round the clock to douse the underground fires affecting some 200 of the 12,000ha mangrove forest reserve in Bisuluk, Beaufort.

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