BMKG Asks People To Be Alert, 25 Fire Points Detected In East Kalimantan

SAMARINDA - The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) of Balikpapan Station in its detection found 25 hot spots scattered in East Kalimantan Province (Kaltim), so all parties were asked to be aware that the number of hot spots does not increase. "A total of 25 hot spots are monitoring results on Sunday (4/6) starting at 01.00 to 17.00 WITA," said Sultan Aji Meteorological Station Data and Information Division Coordinator Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan BMKG Balikpapan Diyan Novrida quoted by ANTARA, Sunday 4 June. Hot spots are indicators of forest or land fires detected from a location that have a relatively high temperature compared to the temperature around them. The distribution of 25 hot spots has been informed to related parties, including the local Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) in order to get further action. The previous day, Saturday (3/6) his party also detected 25 hot spots spread over five districts/cities in East Kalimantan, but the hotspots have been extinguished after handling was carried out by related parties. While the 25 hotspots observed today are new hot spots that appear at different locations with different coordinate points than the previous day. The 25 hot spots are spread over two districts, namely in East Kutai Regency there are 20 points and Kutai Kartanegara Regency there are five hot spots. The details are that are 20 hot points monitored in East Kutai spread across six sub-districts, namely Sopatana District six points, Bengalon nine points, Kaubun two points, Long Mesogi, Rantau Pulung, and Telen Districts each one point. In Kutai Kartanegara Regency which were detected five points, spread over four sub-districts, namely Anggana District two points, Loa Kulu, Loa Janan, and Samboja Districts each have one point.

Diyan said that currently East Kalimantan is not yet in the dry season, but is approaching Kemarau, but in a number of areas there is the potential for no rain in a few consecutive days, so this makes many objects dry and flammable. "For that I invite people not to burn when managing land, do not burn garbage carelessly, and continue to monitor information from the BMKG," said Diyan.