Malaysia: Perak firemen battling forest fire and oil palm plantation blaze

SYLVIA LOOI New Straits Times 5 Jul 16;

IPOH: Firemen in the state are having their hands full fighting a raging forest fire at Bukit Kledang.

A Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said between 2ha and 2.4ha of forest at Bukit Kledang are currently ablaze. "We received a distress call at 9.57am informing us of the incident.

Twenty firemen from Ipoh, Pasir Puteh and Pasir Pinji were despatched to the scene," he said.

He said the firemen have been split into three teams to fight the fire. "The operation to put out the blaze is still ongoing," he added.

Meanwhile in Pantai Remis, firemen are busy putting out fire at an oil palm estate.

It is understood that said as many as 1ha of the estate was affected.

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