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‘Doi Suthep forest fires now under control’ – Chiang Mai Governor

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Forest fires on Doi Suthep (April 17, 2024)

Forest fires broke out at two main spots on Doi Suthep, a famous tourist destination in Chiang Mai.The blaze can clearly be seen from a distance.

According to social media post by Nirat Pongsitthaworn, Chiang Mai Governor, the fires started at around 21:20 at the back of Nong Ho Buddha Dhamma Temple.

Three hours later (00:20), the governor posted that 50 fire fighters were dispatched and the fire is now 100 percent under control, while the damage assessment will be reported later during the day.

It is also reported that this is the first time in 3 years since wild fires broke out in these spots.

Forest fire season in Thailand usually lasts from February to May. Apart from wild fires, Chiang Mai is also one of the provinces that currently suffers from air pollution problem.


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