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Where the smoke is coming from

Mar 31. 2019
Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai
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By The Nation

The haze is coming mainly from forest fires and farm-clearing fires raging across the North as well as in neighbouring countries.

Satellite images show 1,151 fire hotspots in the North, mostly in forests.

Most are in Mae Hong Son, with 407, while Chiang Mai has 193, Chiang Rai 137, Lampang 109 and Nan 106.

Myanmar has 12,422 and Laos 2,938.

In the tambon of Mae Salong Nok in Chiang Rai’s Mae Fah Luang district, a 62-year-old hilltribe man died on Sunday while helping authorities battle a blaze.

Volunteer Aloh Asangku fell down a steep slope at about 1am. The body was retrieved.

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