Haze still polluting Singapore

Haze from fires in Indonesia have enveloped Singapore for a fourth day with pollution levels at a record high in one of Southeast Asia's worst air-pollution crises.

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Firefighters continue to tackle Indonesia forest fires

Firefighters are continuing to tackle forest fires in Indonesia that have led to a thick haze in some cities as well as Singapore and parts of Malaysia.

Firefighters spray water on burning palm oil trees in Dumai, Indonesia Credit: Reuters

Hospitals in Dumai and Bengkalis in Indonesia's Riau province have recorded increases in cases of asthma, lung, eye and skin problems, health official Arifin Zainal told Reuters.

Volunteers prepare new face masks to give to residents.

Free face masks are being distributed and authorities have advised residents to stay indoors with their windows shut.

Some of the fires are believed to have been started illegally by farmers to clear land. Credit: Reuters

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