33 hotspots detected in East Kalimantan: BMKG

Balikpapan, E Kalimantan (ANTARA)-East Kalimantan, Indonesia has been warned of potential wildfires since Saturday as the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) have detected 33 hotspots.

Hotspots were detected in the city of Balikpapan and five districts, according to Carolina Meylita Sibarani, an officer of the BMKG office at Sultan Azim Muhammad Slyman Sepingan International Airport.

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She spoke here with Antara on Sunday, saying that the hotspots detected were reported to the state disaster mitigation agency so that relevant authorities could take the necessary immediate action.

She said one of the 33 hotspots was found in the Balikpapan Timur district of Balikpapan, and the other 32 hotspots were found in the Kutai Barat, Mahakamul, Pazer, Kutai Timur and Kutai Karuta Negara districts.

Twenty-three of the 33 hotspots were found in the Kutai Timur district, Sibarani added.

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