A firefighter works to put out a blaze in Kampar on Monday. Photo: AFP

Indonesia arrests 185 as it struggles to bring huge underground fires under control

  • Vast blazes are ripping across the archipelago’s rainforests and smouldering deep beneath the surface in once-swampy areas known as peatlands
  • Authorities say they have arrested some 185 people suspected of being involved in activities that led to the out-of-control fires sweeping the country
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A firefighter works to put out a blaze in Kampar on Monday. Photo: AFP
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