A fireman dousing flames at South Lake area in Permyjaya.

MIRI: A fire blazed across three acres of land in South Lake, Permyjaya here on Sunday (August 9) as the hot season rears its head in the country.

Eight firemen of Lopeng and Miri Fire and Rescue Stations, led by PBK II Rorudi Umas, were deployed to the scene after responding to an emergency call on the bush fire at 11.47am.

According to the Miri Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Zone 6 chief Supt Law Poh Kiong, the operations ended at 1.48pm.

Since Saturday (Aug 8), bush fires were reported in several divisions in the state as the hot and dry weather condition seems persistent.

“As of August 8, a total of 185 hot spots in Kalimantan were detected, while 45 in Sabah and Sarawak,” Law said.

He added that they are getting ready for any possibility of transboundary haze.