Published: Mar 09, 2021
The Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) on Tuesday revealed images from Aqua and Suomi NPP satellites taken on Monday showing smog caused by forest fires in the northern region of Thailand.
Published: Jan 28, 2021
The entire Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, which covers the three Chiang Mai districts of Muang, Mae Rim and Hangdong, will be closed until April 30 to prevent forest fires, which have led to air pollution in the North, park chief Suthin Phromplad announced on Thursday.
Published: Apr 14, 2020
Border districts in Tak province are the latest to be hit by a series of fires that have been scorching the North and causing severe haze over recent weeks. Forest fires were reported to be blazing in five districts bordering Myanmar on Tuesday (April 14).
Published: Oct 10, 2019
Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan and Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa were in Chiang Mai on Thursday (October 10) to give provincial governors and state agency officials a pep-talk in preparation for another agonising season of forest fires and haze.
Published: Aug 21, 2019
Wildfires continue to engulf the Khuan Khreng peat forest in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, forcing officials to battle the flames day and night. Meanwhile, map plotting of the eruptions show they were on the same curve line, pushing towards the fertile peat forest, and raising suspicions that they were set by arsonists with the intent to cause major damage to the forestlands.
Published: Aug 02, 2019
The wildfire at Khuan Khreng peat forest in Nakhon Si Thammarat province was still smouldering in some parts on Friday, which required officials, soldiers and volunteers to continue spraying water and monitoring the situation round the clock, said Damras Phoprasit, director of the Protected Area Regional Office 5 (Nakhon Si Thammarat).