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17 / 10 / 2017
6:14 am

Denpasar

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Wildfire hits forest on Mount Agung

Wildfire has hit around 200 hectares of pine forest on the slopes of Bali’s most sacred, and highest, volcano, Mount Agung, in Karangasem, east Bali.

The fires, which started Friday night in six hot spots, strengthened and spread as a strong wind blew and could be clearly seen from the neighboring island, Lombok. Mount Agung is sacred to the Balinese people, who believe it is the replica of Mount Mery, the central axis of the universe. The volcano last erupted during 1963-1964 and is still active.