Wildfires spread to Indonesian conservation forests

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INDONESIA: Forest fires in Central Kalimantan have escalated and spread to natural resources-rich conservation areas.
Early warning official at the provincial Natural Resources Conservation Agency, Andreas Dody, said Saturday the fires had affected Sebangau National Park, Sungai Lamandau Nature Conservatory and Bukit Tangkiling Park.

Dody said the fires were spreading.

“Sebangau National Park caught fire two days ago, but we don’t know yet how vast the affected area was,” Dody was quoted by Antara news agency.
He added that the fire gutted 3.8 hectares of bush in Sungai Lamandau Nature Conservatory recently.

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