Bomba battling two large fires in Selangor forest reserves

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  • Thursday, 10 Aug 2017

SHAH ALAM: Two large fires in the Raja Musa Forest Reserve in Bestari Jaya and the Kuala Langat Utara Forest Reserve near here have been brought under control and efforts are ongoing to extinguish remaining flames.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Mohd Sani Harul said Wednesday that the fire in the forest reserve was spotted at about 6.30pm last Sunday and involved 120 hectares.

"The fire started on idle land and strong winds drove it to the forest reserve. The blaze on 110 hectares has been put out," he said in a statement.

The operation to extinguish the fire involved 49 personnel from various security agencies, he said.

He also said that the fire at the Kuala Langat Utara Forest Reserve was spotted at 12.40pm on Aug 3 and involved 9.9 hectares.

It was brought under control on the same day, he added.

"However, on Aug 7, thick smoke was detected about 200m from the previous spot and involved 28.17 hectares. The fire has been brought under control and work is ongoing to put it out," he said. – Bernama


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