Avoid Open Burning

 

Following the incident of a large-scale forest fire reaching a distance of 3 kilometres into the forest that lasted for 2 days, the Fire and Rescue Department in its press release stressed to the public not to make open burning, whether for farming purposes and others.

 

The recent fire which occurred at the Berakas Water Filtration Plant area, near the Radar area, the Muara-Tutong Highway heading to the Universiti Brunei Darussalam, the Universiti Teknologi Brunei area and the Kampung Rimba National Housing Scheme affected about 90 hectares of government land. The firefighting operation faced difficulties in finding water supply as the incident took place deep in the forest and hilly areas.

 

From January until the 5th of May 2022, the Fire and Rescue Department recorded 62 forest fire calls involving 159 hectares and 65 grass fire calls involving an area of 30.2 hectares. For any emergency incidents, contact the hotline at 995.

 

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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