100 acres of forest near Miri razed in wildfires

MIRI: Approximately 100 acres of forested bush land have been razed in wildfires in the Kuala Baram and Miri districts.

Miri Fire Chief Supt Law Poh Kiong said five hotspots had been detected as of 5pm on Saturday (March 16).

Earlier at around noon, Miri firemen were battling bushfires that were burning very near to SMK Lutong located 12km north of Miri city.

In an update at around 2.40pm, Bomba Sarawak said local Fire and Rescue Department  personnel had been deployed to the scene.

"The fires are near the school along the beach area," said Supt Law.

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