Firemen use water-bombing to fight raging forest fires in Limbang


MIRI: Aerial water-bombing is being carried out to fight raging forest fires in Limbang district in northern Sarawak.  

The Bomba helicopter was flown on Sunday (March 24) morning to Limbang from the state Fire and Rescue Department helicopter base.  

It is deployed to douse a huge forest fire in the Kg Lubok area in  Limbang district.  

Miri Fire and Rescue Department Chief Supt Law Poh Kiong said the Bomba Airwing Unit had to be deployed as the forest fires have been raging for three days.  

The forest fires in Limbang had spread to more than 24 acres - the size of more than 24 football fields combined.  

Sarawak is facing wildfire woes in many districts as the dry season sets in.  

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