Malaysia: Miri fire department using excavators to snuff out peat fires

stephen then The Star 21 Aug 18;

MIRI: Bomba Miri are using excavators to dig up smouldering remains of underground peat fires in Kuala Baram district in order to snuff them out.

The fires had burned more than 40 hectares of land since Friday (Aug 17).

"The excavators will ensure we snuff out the smouldering remains. The surface fires are all doused already," Supt Law said.

The air quality has improved by vastly this morning in Kuala Baram and Miri districts.