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Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
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Hot spots, fires detected as dry season hits peak

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    The Jakarta Post

Pontianak/Medan/Jakarta | Sat, August 11 2018 | 12:29 am

PREMIUM The Environment and Forestry Ministry has warned of a potential increase in hot spots in several regions, including West Kalimantan, where slash-and-burn practices remain “a local tradition”.

The warning came after hot spots were detected in West Kalimantan this month. August is when the dry season is expected to hit its peak.

The ministry’s Manggala Agni Fire Brigade has been ...

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