JAKARTA, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The number of forest fire hotspot has decreased significantly as the authorities seriously undertake measures to douse the blaze.
On Monday, the total hotspot was detected only 66 across the archipelago country, falling from 235 hotspots detected on Saturday, according to the data from meteorology and geophysics agency.
The Terra and Aqua satellite from NASA found 10 hotspots in Sumatra Island, 44 in Borneo, 7 in Papua and Maluku Island, and 5 in Flores Island, the agency said in website.
For Borneo Island, the figure significantly eased on Monday from that 219 on Saturday.
The government has dispatched soldiers, police and firefighter to the forest fire-affected areas in the country.
In 2015, Indonesia deployed over 22,000 soldiers and dozens of aircraft with the international assistance to put out the forest fires across the nation that killed 17 people and sent thick haze to neighboring ASEAN nations.