FRD issues advisory on open fires

Statistics from the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) indicate that it received 798 calls for forest and bush fires from January to April 2020, and 176 calls from January to May 3, 2021.

Given these figures and that Brunei Darussalam is currently experiencing hot and dry weather despite occasional rain, the FRD issued an advisory about the effects of open fires on the environment.

“The forest and bush fires, during dry weather conditions being currently experienced in the country, have resulted in pollution to the air quality, generated illnesses and destroyed vast green forests in the country,” said the FRD.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin