Apart from Bengkalis Regency, forest and land fires also occurred in Siak Regency with an area of 45 hectares, Dumai City with 40 hectares, and Indragiri Hilir Regency with an area of 40 hectares.
Then Pelalawan Regency with an area of 26 hectares, Meranti Islands with an area of four hectares, and Indragiri Hulu and Rokan Hilir with an area of five hectares.
The Governor of Riau, Syamsuar, has also set an emergency alert status for forest and land fires in his area from mid-February to 31 October 2021. Meanwhile on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 morning, the satellite of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) of Pekanbaru Station detected hotspots as an early indication of forest and land fires.
A total of 20 hotspots, the initial indication of forest and land fires, were detected in Sumatra Island, and 15 of them were in Riau. In the Riau region, 10 hotspots were observed in Siak Regency, two points in Dumai City, two points in Pelalawan, and one point in Indragiri Hilir.