Gunung Baling fire being monitored to prevent it from spreading

ALOR SETAR, Feb 8 (Bernama) — The raging fire on Gunung Baling was brought under control following a water bombing operation today, but the Fire and Rescue Department has intensified monitoring to prevent the fire from spreading to the adjacent Gunung Pulai.

We saw the fire moving in one long line there was the possibility it could spread to Gunung Pulai, which is close to Gunung Baling, but so far we have managed to prevent the fire from spreading, said Baling Fire and Rescue Station chief Mohd Jamil Mat Daud.

The water bombing method using an MI-17 helicopter helped to put out the fire. Between 8 am and 11 am 14 instances of water bombing had been carried out, he said when contacted by Bernama here today.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)