Worrying situation, 887 hotspots in West Kalimantan

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Friday, August 24 2018 - 00:30 IWST

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Kebakaran Hutan

INDUSTRY.co.id - Pontianak - BMKG Supadio Pontianak Meteorological Station recorded, there were 887 hotspots observed in the area of ​​West Kalimantan Province (West Kalimantan) on 22 to 23 August 2018.

"Of the 887 hotspots, the highest was in Ketapang Regency as many as 288 points, followed by 173 Kubu Raya points," said BMKG Data and Information Section Head, Supadio Pontianak Meteorological Station, Sutikno, when contacted at Sungai Raya, Thursday (23/8 / 2018)

BMKG data Supadio Pontianak Meteorological Station, the hot spot is almost evenly distributed in 14 districts / cities in West Kalimantan, namely the highest in Ketapang Regency as many as 288 points, followed by Kubu Raya 173 points, Sanggau 89 points, Kayong Utara 68 points, Sambas 49 points, Sintang 44 point, Bengkayang 32 points, Porcupine 45 points, Mempawah 22 points, Kapuas Hulu 22 points, Sekadau 28 points, Melawi 22 points and Pontianak City five points, while, Singkawang City is not monitored by hotspots.<>  

"For visibility in the Pontianak Supadio Airport around 07.00 WIB it is still relatively normal, which is about 1,600 meters," he said.

Sutikno said the hotspot data was based on LAPAN's data processing from 22 to 23 August 2018.

Meanwhile, the West Kalimantan Regional Police Chief, Insp. Gen. (Pol) Didi Haryono, as reported by Antara, invited all levels of society in West Kalimantan to join in extinguishing forest and land fires (Karhutla) in the province.

"Let us work together in extinguishing Karhutla, because it is important to do so in order to prevent fires from spreading," he said.

He stressed that a small source of fire would also have an impact on the potential for large fires. Therefore, people are asked not to burn land, forests, and yards during this long dry season.

"Prohibition on the community not to burn land, because it will have a big impact in this dry season," he said.

So, he invites the public to be more caring and sensitive in helping officers to extinguish the burned land around their environment.

He hopes the public will report and document the people who are burning. "If you need to viral, to be a clue for officers in carrying out repression," said Didi.

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