Rubber plantation fire put out after 15 hours
A huge fire, which had ravaged more than half of a 400-rai rubber plantation in Chacheongsao province, and raised worries of adding to Bangkok’s air-pollution woes, was finally put out at 1.30pm yesterday, deputy provincial governor Prasong Khongkhaoroptham said.
Investigation into the cause of the fire in Sanam Chai Khet district is underway, he said.
The fire had begun at around 10pm on Saturday night. The fire damaged some 231 rai of land there, said Prasong.
Prasong had earlier called an urgent meeting with district chief Waraporn Siriwong and related provincial officials at the Tambon Tha Kradan Administrative Organisation Office to find out measures to contain the situation as they feared the huge blaze may complicate the air-pollution situation in Greater Bangkok.