JAKARTA, June 20 (JDN.id) – Wildland firefighters keep trying to eliminate forest fires in the area of Mount Leuser National Park in Aceh since June 13, the Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK) said in a statement on Tuesday night.
About 70 hectare area are impacted by fire and during five days of nonstop efforts, wildland firefighters managed to reduce the fire said Rafles Panjaitan, director of land and forest fires control at the ministry said.
get link “South Aceh regent has declared emergency status regarding the forest fires since June 13,” said Panjaitan.
According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite, there are four fire spots in Indonesia – Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, South Sulawesi and East Java. While the U.S.-based TERRA AQUA satellite captured two fire spots in Indonesia, in East Kalimantan and East Nusa Tenggara.
Meanwhile, forest fire at Komodo National Park in East Nusa Tenggara was controlled by wildland firefighters along with villagers who are living around the park and the management officials, on Monday.