Firefighters battle peatland blazes as haze shrouds Indonesian city

Palembang (Indonesia) (AFP) – Firefighters on a western Indonesian island battle large peatland fires that have covered Palembang, a city of nearly two million people, in a haze for weeks. A prolonged dry season has caused higher risks of wildfires on the archipelago nation’s major islands, stoking fears of repeat haze-belching forest fires that have also affected neighbouring Malaysia and Singapore in recent years.


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