MIRI: Firefighters from Brunei and Sarawak were working hard yesterday to extinguish a fire along the border of both countries.
Yesterday, the fire was reported to have spread to Borneo Agro Plantation Industrial Field in Kuala Baram.
As a result, the peat field there began to burn.
Yesterday, the Brunei firefighters used the water bombing method to put out the fires in Brunei while the seven-member Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) team from the Lopeng station led by Senior Fire Officer II Ahmar Firdaus Ithin used the direct attack technique.
The Bomba operation commander reported that about 120 hectares of the peat field were affected by the fire.
The Bomba team and 15 Borneo Agro employees, it is learned, had managed to put out approximately 10 acres of the burnt land.
The team, assisted by two bulldozers from Borneo Agro, also used the fire break technique to stop the fire from spreading.
To the south, the firefighters in the state were putting out the fires using the fire break technique.