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Firefighters Cease Operations Temporarily At 3 Gerik Locations
Its director Yahaya Madis said however, that the firefighters would continue to monitor the situation at the areas at Kilometer 17, Jalan Raya Timur-Barat, Gunung Tujuh at Kuala Kenderong and Pulau Banding.
"Personnel are still fighting to contain the forest fire at Bukit Puteri Air Ganda. The blaze has spread to Felda Tawai one and two," he said when contacted today.
He said the department was working with the Forestry department to bring in two bulldozers to create a firebreak at the Papulut forest reserve at Felda Tawai.
According to him, the operation today was carried out by 120 personnel from the Civil Defence department, Forestry department, and District Youth office.
Tahaya said the team would use a bombardier aircraft from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency to tame the fire from the air, beginning tomorrow.
The four locations in Gerik had been blazing, believed to have been caused by indiscriminate burning, since Monday.
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