The Bora Bora resorts are closed after massive wildfires devastate parts of Borneo
BORO, Indonesia — Authorities in Borneu have closed the Bora Bangas resort in the south, a government official said Friday.
Authorities have been battling a massive wildfire on the Bornean island of Bora-Bora that has destroyed dozens of homes and damaged hundreds of others.
The fire was reported Wednesday and the Boromans government announced Friday that it had closed all of the Boras resorts and the entire Borneans national park.
Officials in the BOROs capital Banda Aceh said they have evacuated the entire population from the resort, including the residents of the nearby villages.
The resort was closed Thursday, but residents were allowed to return Thursday evening.
The resort has remained closed as of Friday, the Boro Times newspaper reported.
About 400,000 people have been displaced by the fire, the government said.
Boromas tourism industry is one of the most lucrative in the world.
More than half of the resort’s 3,000 residents live in Bora and Bora’s capital, Banda Ampat.
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