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Selangor forest fires brought under control; over 100 hectares scorched

SHAH ALAM: Two fires which have burned more than 100 hectares of the Raja Musa Forest Reserve in Bestari Jaya and the Kuala Langat Utara Forest Reserve have been brought under control.
Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (operations) Mohd Sani Harul said the fire in the Raja Musa Forest Reserve was spotted at about 6.30pm last Sunday.
“The fire started on idle land and strong winds drove it to the forest reserve. The blaze on 110 hectares has been put out,” he said in a statement.
The operation to extinguish the fire involved 49 personnel from various security agencies, he said.
The fire at the Kuala Langat Utara Forest Reserve was spotted at 12.40pm on Aug 3 and involved 9.9 hectares.
It was brought under control on the same day, Mohd Sani added.
"However, on Aug 7, thick smoke was detected about 200 metres from the previous spot. The fire has been brought under control and work is ongoing to put it out,” he added.

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