Wildlife unit put on 24-hour standby


Burning jungle: A fire raging at the Trus Madi Forest Reserve in Keningau.

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Wildlife Rescue unit has been put on a 24-hour notice for emergency cases as fires, caused by the heatwave, continue to consume huge swaths of forest reserves.

Sabah Wildlife Department assistant director Dr Sen Nathan said his officers had yet to receive distress calls to rescue wildlife trapped or displaced by the fires.

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