MMEA’s Bombardier plane drops 30,000 litres of water over raging Sg Adong peat fire

The MMEA CL-415 Bombardier plane swoops down to scoop up water into its tanks.

By Tedong Rantayy

MIRI, March 28: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) CL-415 Bombardier plane successfully executed a water bombing operation, dropping 30,000 litres of water to contain the raging peat fire at Sungai Adong, on Wednesday (March 27) afternoon.

“As a result, 60 per cent of the 150-acre affected lands were effectively dampened, preventing further spread of the flames,” disclosed Miri MMEA director Captain Mohd Shafie Paing today (Thursday) in a statement.


The water bombing operation by MMEA was activated yesterday at 3pm to assist firefighters on the ground.

The MMEA water bombing operation is a crucial collaboration with Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (Bomba) to contain peat fires effectively in affected areas in Miri and aims to swiftly respond to and extinguish peat fires.

In addition to MMEA’s CL-415 Bombardier, a Bomba Mi-17 helicopter has also been deployed in the water bombing operation since Tuesday (March 26). — DayakDaily