Number of Hotspots in Riau Continues to Increase

Bogor, July 22, 2014

The number of hot spots in Riau province continues to increase in recent days. Saturday (19/7) the number of hotspots detected is 75 points, then increased to 154 points on Sunday (20/7). Terra and Aqua satellites are detecting 417 hotspots in Riau Province on Monday (07/21/2014).

Head of Data and Information Division of the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB), Agus Wibowo said that "hotspot data is updated July 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm, show there were 417 hotspots in Riau. Meanwhile, a total of hotspots in Sumatra there are 570 points". He also said there is a hotspots locations in 10 districts / cities in Riau. The most hot spots is Rokan Hilir, namely 327 points. Furthermore, in Bengkalis there are 27 point, 21 point in Rokan Hulu there's, Kampar district there are 9 points, Siak and Dumai City each have 6 points, Indragiri Downstream there are 4 points, there are two points in Indragiri Hulu, Meranti Islands and Pelalawan each there is 1 point.

Data from Satgas Darat reported that, due to the increase in the hotspot, the area burned reached 499 ha, while that has been quenched is 429 ha. A total of 306 military personnel and police were mobilized to extinguish the fire. The data indicates the point of the fire reached 273 points (70% confidence level). The location with the most hotspots are in Rokan Hilir, namely 223 hotspots.


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