Forest fires

7 firms, 133 people named suspects in Indonesia forest fires

National Police spokesman Col. Suharsono said 27 more companies and 85 individuals are still under investigation by police task forces in six provinces in Sumatra and Kalimantan on the Indonesian part of Borneo.

President Joko Widodo has ordered law enforcement agencies to take "stern actions" include revoking their forest concessions and blacklisting those responsible for the fires.

VIDEO: Siberia firefighters battle Lake Baikal fires

There was "no threat" to residential areas and the situation was "under control", according to the head of the Irkutsk regional department of Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations.

On the western shore of Baikal, in the Irkutsk region, the number of fires had reduced and was affecting an area of 107,000 hectares (413 miles), according to official reports.