MIRI: The haze looks to be coming back.
Several bush fires were detected in Kuala Baram and Permyjaya yesterday, resulting in thick haze shrouding these two areas.
These hotspots are the same areas that were burned during last year’s bush fires.
Bush fires have been Miri’s perennial problem every time the persistent dry and hot weather comes around.
Firefighters from Lopeng and Miri fire station have been mobilised to the areas to help douse the bush fires.
According to Miri Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) chief Supt Law Poh Kiong, the team was assisted by freighting teams from Naim Group of Companies and Shin Yang Group of Companies.
New Sarawak Tribune was told at least 30 acres of land along the Kuala Baram area were destroyed by bush fires on yesterday.
Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin was reported to have rushed to Senadin and Permy 3 yesterday evening after being notified of the situation, accompanied by Law.
It is understood that a meeting on the issue would be held today at Miri Resident Office and Lee is expected to attend.
Lee is slated to visit the Tudan Watch Tower on the same day.