Operation to extinguish trash pile fire continues today

Bomba working to put out the fire.

LAWAS: The operation to extinguish the burning of trash pile in Lawas Lumberwood Processing Sdn Bhd Factory at Jalan Merapok here is to be continued tomorrow.

According to the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) operation commander, the burning of trash piles and wood over an area of seven acres is still ongoing but the fire is not spreading as the river acts as a fire break.

The trash site.

The operation commander also reported that day two of the extinguishing operation today would have to be postponed and to be continued tomorrow.

Senior Fire Office II Mazrom Ampahom led the operation and supported by six firefighters.

Bomba working to put out the fire.

Present at the scene were Assistant Fire Superintendent Zaki Jiki Hussin (Lawas Bomba station chief) and twelve Lawas Lumberwood Processing Sdn Bhd Factory workers.

A view of the trash with wood and other items strewn on top.
Bomba working together in extinguishing the fire at trash site.
Bomba working to get the water pump ready to be used.
Firefighters in a photocall with other workers.