It is surreal to able to see an huge open burning with a huge high tension power tower in the background.
The burn struck on an empty paddy field that was abandoned due to months of dry spell along the old Penampang to Papar road.
The smoke was not the problem to the new Pan Borneo highway contractors and the lorry drivers spot drove into the smoke with no regard of their safety and health.
At other spot, the burn seem pretty close to the high tension electrical tower and it is not sure whether there are risk, hazard or interrupt to the power supply delivery.
It was told, the fire started when someone irresponsibly burn a rubbish. Then the fire spread so fast toward the abandoned paddy field. The fireman spotted just monitoring the spread with some attempt to contain the fire locally.
It is amazing to see how the fireman control and isolating the fire burning with their safety uniform in such condition. The dry heat sure really make it harder for them to stop the fire as the water vaporized so quickly.
Few days after these photos was taken, rain gradually started pouring and the long dry spell officially ended when the monsoon wind bring back the cloud to this part of the state.