BMKG Records 47 Hotspots in Central Kalimantan

Surya Sriyanti    •    06 Oktober 2016 15:38 WIB
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BMKG Records 47 Hotspots in Central Kalimantan
Illustration (Photo: Antara/Jessica Wuysang)

Metrotvnews.com, Palangkaraya: The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) station at H. Asan Airport in Sampit recorded 47 hotspots in Central Kalimantan on Thursday (10/6).

The station recorded 26 hotspots in Katingan, seven in Murung Raya, six in Gunung Mas, five in Kotawaringin Timur, two in Seruyan and one in Kapuas.

Previously, Central Kalimantan Land and Forest Fires Task Force commander Col. Arh. Purwo Sudaryanto said Central Kalimantan has entered rainy season.

Purwo mentioned they will end the emergency alert status for land and forest fires this weekend. They also will return the water-bombing helicopters.

"We will end the emergency alert status by October 8," Purwo said on Wednesday (10/5).


(WAH)