Peatland fire at Ogan Ilir, Indonesia

JAKARTA : Members of Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) scrambled to extinguish a peatland fire at Ogan Ilir, Indonesia’s South Sumatra on Friday.

Photo taken on Aug. 28, 2020 shows a water-bombing helicopter from National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) tries to extinguish a peatland fire at Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra, Indonesia, Aug. 28, 2020. (Photo by Muhammad Fajri/Xinhua)

Riau and South Sumatra provinces have declared an emergency alert for peatland and forest fires as the regions enter the peak of this year’s dry season.

Members of Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) try to extinguish a peatland fire at Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra, Indonesia, Aug. 28, 2020. (Photo by Muhammad Fajri/Xinhua)
A man watches a peatland fire at Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra, Indonesia, Aug. 28, 2020. (Photo by Muhammad Fajri/Xinhua)
A boy stands as a water-bombing helicopter from National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) tries to extinguish a peatland fire at Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra, Indonesia, Aug. 28, 2020. (Photo by Muhammad Fajri/Xinhua)
People watch a peatland fire at Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra, Indonesia, Aug. 28, 2020. (Photo by Muhammad Fajri/Xinhua)

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