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Forest Fires Create Choking Haze

September 05, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

More than 1,100 forest fires burning in central Indonesia have enveloped the region in a choking haze that has endangered health and delayed flights.

Bush fires have sent smoke billowing over Sumatra and Kalimantan in recent months, and the cloud has also spread to Malaysia. Officials have distributed face masks to schools and residents who request them.

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