Bintulu Fire department despatch a fire engine with 6 personnel to put it off a bush fire near RPR Kidurong – a few hundred meters from Columbia Asia hospital tonight.

Eyewitnesses said it was set off by someone living at nearby RPR Kidurong, a claim which the authority couldn’t verify as investigation was still progressing.

This was not the first of such cases been recorded in Bintulu Division. Farmer set off similar fire that were dangerously close to Kidurong water storage facility last week.

According to NREB the offender could be fined every day that the fires they set are still burning.

No longer on case per case basis. Maximum compound of RM9000 per day against the offender.