According to the government official, a day earlier, only six hotspots were detected in the province.
"Yesterday, there were six hotspots. Today, the number increased to 116 hotspots. They were detected in Bangka, West Bangka, South Bangka, Belitung, East Belitung, Central Bangka and Pangkalpinang," Mikron said here on Wednesday.
"To identify the hotspots, the rapid reaction team must directly observe the hospots. We also must encourage people not to conduct slash and burn activities. The practice is very dangerous," he explained.
Meanwhile, according to weather forecasts from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the dry season in most parts of Indonesia can still last until October, especially in most parts of Java Island.
Moreover, the rainy season in Indonesia will start gradually at the end of October, especially in the western part of Indonesia. (Rendy Ferdiansyah)