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Public warned as fires destroy 700 ha of forest, plantations in Riau

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    The Jakarta Post

Pekanbaru/Pontianak | Tue, April 19 2016 | 07:35 am

PREMIUM The general public were warned about the possibility of massive forest and land fires on Monday, after fires ravaged a total 700 ha in Meranti Islands regency, Riau province, over the past three months.

Acting head of the Meranti Islands Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) M. Edy Afrizal, said the worst fires occurred in March, during which over 500 ha were burned.

“All nine district...