Open burning goes out of control, razes 17.51 acres of Miri land

The bushfire had razed 17.51 acres of land.

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By Malcolm Lau

MIRI, Jan 21: A bushfire razed 17.51 acres of land near South Lake Jalan Miri Bypass Miri area on Tuesday afternoon.

The fire was spotted and reported around 12.54pm.

Firefighters from Fire and Rescue Department (Bomaba) Lopeng and Naim reached the scene and took action immediately to prevent the fire from spreading.

The fire was completely extinguished around 4.35pm. It was said the fire was caused by a farmer conducting illegal open burning. — DayakDaily