A total of 124 wildfire cases in Sarawak since September

Firefighters checking on at Jalan Camar, Petra Jaya.

KUCHING, Sept 8:  The five new wildfire cases reported today brings the total number of wildfire cases in Sarawak to 124 since the beginning of September.

According to the statement of Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba), a total of 273 acres of land has been affected.

The highest number of cases since September was on Thursday (Sept 5) where 26 cases were reported within a day.

On a daily average, Sarawak Bomba has to deal with 15 cases of wildfires since beginning of September.

The latest five cases of wildfires reported today involved three cases in Kuching Division while Samarahan and Sibu Divisions recorded one case each.

Today is the fifth day for Tanjung Manis firefighters to battle the fire at Ladang Warehouse, Kampung Sedi. They will continue their efforts until 6.45pm this evening.

At Jalan Camar, Taman Sri Perkasa here, Petra Jaya firefighters is battling wildfire for the fourth day while in Sungai Belian, Rambungan firefighters are going into their second day in putting out the wildfire in the area.

Firefighters tackling wildfire at Jalan Camar, Petra Jaya.

In Sri Aman District, the fire at Kampung STC had been successful put out by Sri Aman firefighters after four consecutive days of operation.

Sri Aman fire fighters had also successfully put out the wildfire at Ladang Sawit Tabarok, Jalan Kajatau during their two-day operation.

In Samarahan District, firefighters are into their third day operation fighting the wildfire at Kampung Lubuk Buntin.

Meanwhile, in northern Sarawak, smoke can still be seen emitting from an area near Industrial Training Institute of Kuala Baram.  Miri Bomba is into the second day fighting the wildfire here. — DayakDaily