Hillside forest in Pulau Aman catches fire

Malaysia



NIBONG TEBAL: A hillside forest with an estimated area of 1.2ha in Pulau Aman has caught fire.

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Penang Fire and Rescue Department’s fire operations and safety officer Nafis Ariff Abdullah said the department received a distress call at around 4.15pm Wednesday (Feb 24).

“When the Fire and Rescue team arrived at the scene, they found that there was a fire in the hillside forest, with an estimated area of 1.2ha.

“Our firefighters started extinguishing work using a fire extinguisher and made a ‘fire break’ at the scene.

“Extinguishing work is still ongoing as of 5.15pm, ” he said in a statement.

Pulau Aman is a low-population island near Batu Kawan in south Seberang Prai, which is also a famous fishing village.





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