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Another peat forest catches fire

Aug 06. 2019
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By Thanyawee Chansrisuk
The Nation

Officials and volunteers spent all of Tuesday battling a fire in a peat forest in Phatthalung’s Pak Phayun district.

The fire in the Thung Pak Lek peat forest, located within the Songkhla Lake Wildlife Sanctuary, started on Monday night and continued spreading on Tuesday.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the firefighters had managed to contain the flames, but were continuing to spray water in smouldering areas to avoid a reignition of the fire.

 

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