I share the beauty of savanna at the Bromo National Park (East Java, Indonesia) as a bad thing is happening there now. Since the last three days, the savanna and forest on the slopes of Mount Bromo are on fire.
Based on the latest news, the fire has reached more than 400 hectares. Fortunately, the fire didn’t lead to the Teletubbies Hills tourist destination. But it’s still sad and a big loss.
Dry grass and ferns because of dry season, and strong wind make the fire spreads fast and hard to be conquered. The landscape condition with cliffs as high as 300 meters add the difficulties.
|Smoky savanna -image :wartabromo.com|
Fires in savanna field (total area 1,688 hectares) occur almost every year during the dry season, although the warning signs that prohibit carelessly throwing cigarette butts and making bonfires already installed. The main cause of the fire in this location is always human mistake. Until now, the officers of the National Park, military, police, volunteers, and the community are still struggling to extinguish the fire.