Malaysia: Selangor forest fires brought under control; over 100 hectares scorched

Bernama New Straits Times 10 Aug 17;

SHAH ALAM: Two fires which have burned more than 100 hectares of the Raja Musa Forest Reserve in Bestari Jaya and the Kuala Langat Utara Forest Reserve have been brought under control.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Mohd Sani Harul said the fire in the Raja Musa Forest Reserve was spotted at about 6.30pm last Sunday.

“The fire started on idle land and strong winds drove it to the forest reserve. The blaze on 110 hectares has been put out,” he said in a statement.

The operation to extinguish the fire involved 49 personnel from various security agencies, he said.

The fire at the Kuala Langat Utara Forest Reserve was spotted at 12.40pm on Aug 3 and involved 9.9 hectares.

It was brought under control on the same day, Mohd Sani added.

"However, on Aug 7, thick smoke was detected about 200 metres from the previous spot. The fire has been brought under control and work is ongoing to put it out,” he added.


Bomba battling two large fires in Selangor forest reserves
The Star 10 Aug 17;

SHAH ALAM: Two large fires in the Raja Musa Forest Reserve in Bestari Jaya and the Kuala Langat Utara Forest Reserve near here have been brought under control and efforts are ongoing to extinguish remaining flames.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Mohd Sani Harul said Wednesday that the fire in the forest reserve was spotted at about 6.30pm last Sunday and involved 120 hectares.

"The fire started on idle land and strong winds drove it to the forest reserve. The blaze on 110 hectares has been put out," he said in a statement.

The operation to extinguish the fire involved 49 personnel from various security agencies, he said.

He also said that the fire at the Kuala Langat Utara Forest Reserve was spotted at 12.40pm on Aug 3 and involved 9.9 hectares.

It was brought under control on the same day, he added.

"However, on Aug 7, thick smoke was detected about 200m from the previous spot and involved 28.17 hectares. The fire has been brought under control and work is ongoing to put it out," he said. – Bernama

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