Three fire hot spots detected in Tabalong, Kalimantan

Tanjung, South Kalimantan (ANTARA News) - A satellite of the National oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has detected three hot spots from forest fires in Tabalong District, South Kalimantan Province, since early June 2013.

The hot spots were detected in Lano Village (Jaro Sub District), Maburai Village (Murung Pudak Sub District), and Santuun Village (Muara Uya Sub District), Yandi Sa`ban, a forest ranger of the Tabalong forestry service, said here on Friday.

The number of hot spots was smaller than that in the previous year because rains have fallen in Tabalong this June.

Tabalong has 230,000 hectares of forests including protected forest, industrial forest and conservation forest.

In East Barito District, Central Kalimantan, two hot spots were detected recently. (*)