Wildfires flaring up again in northern Sarawak

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  • Wednesday, 06 Mar 2019

MIRI: Wildfires are flaring up in the Miri division in northern Sarawak again.

Over the past 24 hours, the Miri Fire and Rescue Department has had to deal with two separate cases of wildfires in two districts.

Miri Fire and Rescue chief Supt Law Poh Kiong said his teams on the ground have been receiving wildfire alerts since Tuesday.

He said that the first case involved forest fires in Bekenu.

"The forest fires in Bekenu burned about three acres before we managed to douse it," he said on Wednesday (March 6).

"These were fires in the forested bushland. There was another case of fire involving burning of bushes at Marina Bay in Miri, " he said.

It cannot be ascertain as yet whether these wildfires in Bekenu and Miri were ignited on purpose or if they were due to the current hot weather.

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