Another tragedy : Fire raging in Northern Thailand | Chiang Mai air pollution at critical level



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Another tragedy : Fire raging in Northern Thailand | Chiang Mai air pollution at critical level


While the world has their attention is turning to the Covid-19 pandemic, another tragedy is silently raging on.  

There are now almost 400 active hot-spots in Chiang Mai alone that is under monitoring on 29th March 2020, which is causing the air pollution level in Chiang Mai rose up to "very unhealthy" level as according to the IQAir.

Narumon Pinyosinwat, a Government spokeswoman, said that the fires have affected the air quality in 17 provinces in the North. It was reported that there is an increase in levels of PM2.5 pollutants on 29th March 2020.  

According to the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Gistda), there were 3,809 hot spots in Thailand as of 28th March 2020.

Most of the fire were linked to an ongoing bushfire in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park in Chiang Mai, which suddenly raged out of control late on Saturday after burning for about a week.

The fire fighting effort have been going with the help of many officials and volunteers.  

Sending love and prayer to Thailand, hoping that the fire can be seized soon and that the pandemic would be over as well.

News source from Bangkok Post.

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