Thick smoke blankets Miri skies again

The city is hardly visible in the photo due to thick smoke blanketing its sky early today. Photo taken at 8.15am.

MIRI: Many Mirians were shocked upon seeing the city’s skies being blanketed by thick smoke again today, despite its air quality monitoring station recorded a moderate reading as of 8am.

The thick smoke covered mostly part of the city while areas like Taman Tunku up until Morsjaya and Kuala Baram until Pujut 3 are clear.

The Air Pollutant Index (API) readings at two stations here – Miri and at Industrial Training Institute (ILP Miri) were 81 as at 8am.

Meanwhile, according to a statement by the State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) secretariat chief, Major Ismail Mahedin, there were only two hotspots detected in the state, of which both were located in Lundu.

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