Peat fire razes 420ha of forest near Kuantan, firemen still battling blaze

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  • Thursday, 25 Apr 2019

KUANTAN, 25 April -- Orang ramai melihat anggota Unit Udara Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia mengambil air dari tasik Akademi Maritim Sultan Ahmad Shah (AMSAS) menggunakan helikopter jenis Mi-17-IV bagi melakukan kaedah pengeboman air dalam usaha memadam kebakaran hutan di kawasan Sungai Ular seluas 420 hektar hari ini. Helikopter itu hari ini telah melakukan 15 perjalanan dengan setiap perjalanan melibatkan pengangkutan 1,600 hingga 2,500 liter air. --fotoBERNAMA (2019) HAK CIPTA TERPELIHARA

KUANTAN (Bernama): A peat soil forest fire near the Sultan Ahmad Shah Maritime Academy (AMSAS) in Sungai Ular here razed 420ha of forest Thursday (April 25), compared to 40ha last week.

Pahang Fire and Rescue Department director Nor Hisham Mohammad said the absence of an entry road, limited water source and wind movements were among the difficulties faced by the department in an operation to douse the fire.

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