Merauke, Jubi – Merauke police were deployed to the area of PT Agriprima Cipta Persada (ACP) in Muting district to extinguish forest fires after about 50 hectares of land were burned.
Chief of operational division of Merauke police, Marthen Koagouw, told Jubi in his office on Tuesday (20/10/2015) that in addition to helping to extinguish the fire, police will also investigate the incident.
“We’re not sure if members of the public or the company started the fire,” he said.
Furthermore he said, a number of witnesses will be examined by a task force team that was formed to facilitate the process of further investigations.
He continued, this team will also conduct an investigation in a few other places like in Okaba and Kimaam related fires in the district.
“Yes, we are just starting from Muting and later will move to other places to ask for information from the local community in order to further investigation,” he said.
Head of the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) of Merauke, Sugeng Widarko said, fire – forests have begun occurred nearly all districts. Only at most point the fire is in some villages in Tabonji village. (Frans L Kobun)