Kompas, 9 August 2018
Land fires in South Sumatra have burned a total of 482 hectares of land in the last three weeks. The fires, which occurred in Ogan Komering Ilir and Musi Banyuasin regencies, are said to be the most severe this year. South Sumatra Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) Emergency Response Division Acting Head Ansori said on Tuesday (August 7) said that the actual size of the burned land could be more than 482 ha, as small fires in several other regencies have not been recorded. The reported fires were located in two villages and a land in three separate districts, including Pangkalan Lampam, in Ogan Komering Ilir regency. Two helicopters were deployed to support the firefighting effort.