Jayapura, Jubi – Regional Police (Polda) Papua have deployed personnel from each police station to investigate wildfires in some areas in Papua.
Papua Police spokesman, Commissioner Patrige Renwarin said in Merauke that there are seven investigators from the local police to conduct further investigation including examining a number of witnesses.
“The bush grass on the left and right of Etambo road to Muting, Merauke was burned and the fire was extinguished. The land belongs to Agri Prima Cipta Persada, “said Sr. (Pol) Patrige on Wednesday (21/10/2015).
According to him, the burned land was 50 hectares. Now police are investigating the cause of the fire. Whether deliberately burnt or burning.
“For the other areas, I have no report whether there is an investigation or not,” he said.
He further said, he had not been informed if the Police Headquarters sent 15 investigators to investigate fires in Papua.
“That I know there are two teams from Makassar come to investigate. I don’t know whether a team from the Police Headquarters will be coming as well,” he said.
Land fires not only happened in Papua and West Papua, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) Jefman Station in Sorong city, West Papua noted there are 51 forest fires were detected satellite.
“The point of the largest forest fires cause heavy smoke spread Inanwatan, South Sorong Regency,” the Head of BMKG Jefman Station Frans Rahawarin in Sorong on Tuesday (20/10/2015).
In addition to South Sorong Regency, he said, there are also seven largest forest fires that caused airport in Fakfak is closed due to smog. (Arjuna Pademme/Tina)