A forest fire task force tried to extinguish peatland fires in Pelalawan Regency, Riau, Sunday, July 28, 2019. The Terra and Aqua satellites have detected 53 hotspots indicating forest fires in Riau Province Saturday afternoon, a surge from 35 hotspots in the morning on the same day. "The number has increased from 35 in the morning," Bibin, analyst of the Pekanbaru meteorology station, said here Saturday. ANTARA FOTO/FB Anggoro

A forest fire task force tried to extinguish peatland fires in Pelalawan Regency, Riau, Sunday, July 28, 2019. Of the 53, 27 were found in Pelalawan, seven in Bengkalis, six in Siak, five in Inhil, two in Inhu, and respectively one on Meranti Island, in Rohil, Kampar, Kuansing and Rohul. ANTARA FOTO/FB Anggoro

The fire broke out from peatland fires in Pelalawan Regency, Riau, Sunday, July 28, 2019. Twenty-five hotspots comprising 20 in Pelalawan, two in Bengkalis and one each in Kuansing, Rohul and Inhu, were most likely the result of forest fires, Bibin said. ANTARA FOTO/FB Anggoro

A forest fire task force tried to extinguish wildfire in Karya Indah village, Kampar District, Riau Province on July 26, 2019. The Riau Provincial Administration has declared an emergency status of forest fires from February 19, 2019 to October 31, 2019. The current extreme dry spell has triggered forest and bush fires in Riau, whose peatland is prone to wildlife. ANTARA FOTO/Rony Muharrman

A forest fire task force tried to extinguish wildfire in Karya Indah village, Kampar District, Riau Province on July 26, 2019. Wildfires have devastated a total of 27,683.47ha in Riau per July 2019, according to data from the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). In Indonesia, a total of 42,740.42ha areas were destroyed by forest, bush and peatland fires. ANTARA FOTO/Rony Muharrman

A forest fire task force tried to extinguish peatland fires in Pelalawan Regency, Riau, Sunday, July 28, 2019. Riau has a total of 2,960 hotspots so far this year, or the largest number compared to other provinces. In the meantime, the office of the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs has appealed to 11 provincial administrations prone to land and forest fires to impose an emergency alert status in their respective regions. ANTARA FOTO/FB Anggoro