Wildfires raging near Miri city

MIRI: Wildfires are raging in the forests and bushland of Kuala Baram district, north of Miri city.

A big fire has broken out near the Tudan 5 squatter resettlement area located about 20km from the city centre.

Firemen from Miri have been deployed, and they are now at the site battling the flames raging in thick vegetation.

Miri fire chief Supt Law Poh Kiong said firemen with long hoses and mechanical pumps were doing their best to contain the fires.

How these wildfires started could not be ascertained as yet.

Wildfires , Kuala Baram , Miri