Hotspots and open burning bring back haze


Dousing the flames: A fireman putting out a fire next to a cemetery in Batu Kawa, Kuching. The fire is believed to have started because of extreme heat.

KUCHING: The haze has returned to parts of Sarawak due to the rising number of hotspots in Kalimantan and open burning in the state.

State Natural Resources and Environment Board (NREB) controller Peter Sawal said 121 hotspots were detected across the border on Tuesday, more than double the day before.

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