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Indonesia gears up to fight health-damaging forest fires


JAKARTA: Four Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-­damaging haze across much of South-East Asia.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said yesterday that emergency alerts in Riau and South Sumatra provinces on the island of Sumatra and West and Central Kalimantan on Borneo would make it easier to mobilise fire-fighting operations and support from the central government.

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