NUSA TENGGARA, INDOtayang.COM — Rinca Island which is included in the Komodo National Park (TNK) area in West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) was burned. Currently managed to extinguish the fire.
“The fire has been extinguished by the team together with the local community,” said Head of BPBD NTT, Ismail Surdi, as reported by detikcom, Wednesday (11/3/2021).
Furthermore, how much land burned on Rinca Island is not yet known. Ismail said it was still necessary to calculate the area of the burned land.
Not only that, until now there have been no reports of Komodo dragons being affected by this fire incident.
“It can’t be ascertained about the area of land. Until now there is also no information about anyone who died or was injured,” he explained.
Cause of Fire Investigated
Ismail said he still did not know the cause of the fire on Rinca Island. The KNP management has said they are still investigating the cause of this fire.
However, Ismail hopes that the local community will participate in maintaining security on Rinca Island, and KNP in general.
“Of course we have to do mitigation so that if possible we must be orderly, don’t make cigarettes or fires. Or also supervision from the community itself, even though it is actually under the supervision of KNP, we hope TNK can patrol regularly,” hoped Ismail.
Weather conditions in the KNP area, said Ismail, had rained even though it only occurred in a few locations. However, in the coastal and coastal areas, said Ismail, it still rarely rains.
Don’t know the cause of the fire
Previously reported, several areas of Rinca Island in West Manggarai, NTT caught fire on Tuesday (2/11/2021). BTNK’s internal officers received information that the fire occurred on Tuesday (2/11/2021) at 15.00 WITA.
“Rinca in the north/west (which burned),” said Head of the Komodo National Park (BTNK) Lukita Awang.
Initial information, there were 43 people consisting of 32 rangers and 11 residents of Rinca/Kerora who were involved in extinguishing the fire. The cause of the fire and the object that caught fire are not yet known.
Rinca Island was in the spotlight when a viral photo of a Komodo dragon seemed to be blocking a project truck.
Rinca Island is one of three islands that are included in Komodo National Park, the other two are Padar Island and Komodo Island.(One)