Joint team has put out 80 percent of peatland fires in Nagan Raya

Joint team has put out 80 percent of peatland fires in Nagan Raya

(File Photo) - Peatland fires in Aceh. A joint team of the Indonesian military, police and regional disaster mitigation agency (BPBD) has put out some 80 percent of peatland fires in Nagan Raya District, Aceh Province.(ANTARA FOTO/SYIFA YULINNAS)

Nagan Raya, Aceh (ANTARA) - A joint team of the Indonesian military, police and regional disaster mitigation agency (BPBD) has put out some 80 percent of peatland fires in Nagan Raya District, Aceh Province.

"The joint team has put out some 80 percent of the fires," Commander of Nagan Raya district military command (Dandim 0116) Lt.Col Kav. Nanak Yuliana said in a statement here on Sunday.

Land and forest fire has destroyed 10 hectares of peatland areas in the region, some 4.7 hectares are located in Gunong Reubo Village of Kuala Subdistrict and five hectares in Kuala Tadu Village of Tadu Raya Subdistrict.

"The team dug a ditch and clean the grass with excavator to stop the fire," he said.

According to Nanak, the operation to put out the fire has been stopped but the joint team personnel are still readied in the location.

The team would reactivate the operation when they found any hotspot in the region, Nanak added.

Reporting by Anwar, Suharto
Editing by Fardah Assegaf

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