Collaboration succeeds in containing bushfires

Open fire at an area nearby Miri Go-Kart track in Permyjaya.

MIRI: Firemen from Miri fire station today teamed up with the Natural Resources and Environment Board (NREB) to battle bushfire in Marina Bay.

They were assisted by personnel from a company, namely Pantai Bayu Indah Sdn Bhd.

According to Zone 6 fire chief Supt Law Poh Kiong, nearly three acres of bushes were on fire this afternoon.

“Upon receiving an alert on the bushfires around 1.54pm a team of eight firemen were deployed to the scene,” he said.

A fireman battling a bushfire at Marina Bay.

Law added, to keep the bushfire from spreading further, they constructed fire break along the area.

The operation ended at 3.20pm after the bushfires were totally extinguished.

Meanwhile, Law disclosed that an open fire reportedly occurred in an area nearby to Miri Go-Kart track in Permyjaya, due to open burning by irresponsible people.