Crews on the west side of Hawai‘i Island have been fighting a series of brush fires over the past two months. Dry conditions have complicated the efforts—and that’s also the case in Southeast Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more on that story in today’s Asia Minute.
Indonesia’s weather patterns are not slaves to the calendar. Rainy season and dry season can vary on the thousands of islands sprawling across the archipelago. Dry season is already underway on parts of the island of Sumatra…and that means fires.