223 Acres of Forest Fire Brought Under Control

KUALA LANGAT, 28th AUGUST: A forest fire which covered 223 acres in the Tanjung 12 North-South Expressway Central Link (Elite) towards Shah Alam was successfully brought under control. Some of the burned areas were successfully put out.

Deputy Superintendent of the Southern Selangor Fire Zone, Mohd Helmi Abu Husin, said his team is currently conducting comprehensive eradications in 147 areas that showed active hot spots.

“We will continue with this operation for the next two weeks to ensure that these hot spots are truly free from danger.

“The period of operation will also depend on the weather. The rain would be of great help in hastening the operation,” he said.

Three service equipments operated by 10 members of the Fire and Rescue Station in Banting, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Shah Alam have been deployed to the areas of operation since August 9th. The Paya Indah Wetlands and the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) are also offering their assistance.

The ‘Fire Break’ method, which involved digging trenches around the burning areas, have produced positive results. Helmi said amongst the Fire Department’s key mission is to prevent the fire from spreading towards North Kuala Langat Forest Reserve.

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