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Forest fires erupt in Chiang Mai, Lamphun


The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) said on Monday morning that 1,404 hotspots had been found in Chiang Mai and Lamphun provinces. This was 48.62 per cent fewer than the 2,379 hotspots found during the same period last year.

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The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) said on Monday morning that 1,404 hotspots had been found in Chiang Mai and Lamphun provinces. This was 48.62 per cent fewer than the 2,379 hotspots found during the same period last year.

DNP’s Protected Areas Regional Office 16, which oversees Chiang Mai and Lamphun, has built firebreaks and put out fires with help from local volunteers.

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) said on Monday morning that 1,404 hotspots had been found in Chiang Mai and Lamphun provinces. This was 48.62 per cent fewer than the 2,379 hotspots found during the same period last year.

It has also held fire-protection operations on 230,946 of the 541,765 rai it is responsible for.

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) said on Monday morning that 1,404 hotspots had been found in Chiang Mai and Lamphun provinces. This was 48.62 per cent fewer than the 2,379 hotspots found during the same period last year.

The office has also closed 15 national parks under its jurisdiction until April 30 to prevent forest fires that usually occur during the dry season between February and May.

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) said on Monday morning that 1,404 hotspots had been found in Chiang Mai and Lamphun provinces. This was 48.62 per cent fewer than the 2,379 hotspots found during the same period last year.

As of 7.17am, Chiang Mai was given the score of 191 in the global air quality index one the IQAir website. Scores must be 50 or lower to be acceptable.

Published : March 01, 2021

By : THE NATION