Sumatra forest fires double from 64 hotspots to 118 on Saturday

Malaysia Star, 22 Jun 2013
The number of hot spots detected in Sumatra via satellite NOAA-18 on Saturday rose almost two fold to 118 from 64 on Friday.
According to a statement from the Department of Environment (DOE), the Asean Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) in Singapore reported that the haze was becoming thicker from fires in Riau Province, Sumatera Tengah, Indonesia.
It said winds blowing from the southwest had carried haze from Riau to the central and southern part of the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Full story
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