IPOH, March 20 — Despite warnings not to do open burning due to the current hot and dry spell as a result of the El Nino phenomenon, people are still at it.
Burning of grass by the roadside in Changkat Lada, Seberang Perak, about 70km from here, resulted in the fire going out of control leaving four cars and two tractors, all old vehicles, to go up in smoke at about 2.30pm today.
Seri Iskandar fire station chief, Zaiful Efendi Ahmad said the vehicles were due for repairs and were parked there due to workshops closed, today being a Sunday.
He said that firemen put out the blaze at 4.40pm.
He added the fire was belived to have been started by locals. — Bernama