Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian province of East Kalimantan has been warned of potential wildfires as the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has detected 33 hotspots since Saturday.
The hotspots were detected in Balikpapan City and five districts, according to Carolina Meylita Sibarani, an officer at the BMKG Office of Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan International Airport.
Speaking to ANTARA on Sunday, she said the detected hotspots had been reported to the province's disaster mitigation agencies to enable related authorities to take necessary immediate actions.
One of the 33 hotspots was detected in Balikpapan Timur Subdistrict of Balikpapan City, while 32 others were detected in the districts of Kutai Barat, Mahakam Ulu, Paser, Kutai Timur, and Kutai Kartanegara, she said.
Sibarani also added that 23 of the 33 hotspots were detected in Kutai Timur District.