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Fires break out as dry spell continues

Four vegetation fires were reported around Singapore yesterday, with firefighters taking four hours to put out a blaze in an area measuring about eight football fields near Aviation Park Road. There were 198 vegetation fires in the first two months of this year, compared with 25 fires in the same period last year. Commenting on a bushfire at MacRitchie Reservoir in a Facebook post last week, Minister of the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan had reminded the public to be careful and protect parks during the dry spell, which began on Feb 17.

Four vegetation fires were reported around Singapore yesterday, with firefighters taking four hours to put out a blaze in an area measuring about eight football fields near Aviation Park Road. There were 198 vegetation fires in the first two months of this year, compared with 25 fires in the same period last year. Commenting on a bushfire at MacRitchie Reservoir in a Facebook post last week, Minister of the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan had reminded the public to be careful and protect parks during the dry spell, which began on Feb 17.

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