Banjarmasin, S Kalimantan (AntaranewsKalsel) - A thin smoke bursts into the highway of Jalan A Yani around kilometers 18 - 24, Banjarbaru City, and spreads a smell from something burns on Sunday afternoon.
Clouds of smoke from land or scrub fires seen in the Liang Anggang and surrounding areas, which is still in the Banjarbaru City.
A number of fire fighters cars came to extinguish the burning bushes, including from outside Banjarbaru, such as Gambut Sub-district, which is a neighboring area.
The scent of the bushfire could also be smelled in several areas in Banjarmasin, since Saturday night.
Regarding the land fires, Secretary of Commission III of the DPRD South Kalimantan H Riswandi SIP expected all stakeholders should make every effort to minimize land and forest fires.
Similarly, all level of society to be more careful to dispose of cigarettes in order to avoid bushfires, because it can cause smoke haze, said the Secretary of Commission III which also in charge of the environment.
"Land and forest fires have an impact on environmental damage, causing recurrence of asthma, and disruption of other biological life," said a three periods legislator of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS).