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Aircraft drop water to help fight forest fires in two districts of Chiang Mai

Two helicopters, from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and an air force (RTAF) transport plane, have been helping to control forest fires in Doi Saket and Samoeng districts…

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Worsening air pollution in Mae Hong Son and other northern provinces caused by man-made fires

Forest fires and illegal burning of farm waste by villagers have worsened air pollution in 17 of Thailand’s northern provinces, especially in Jongkham sub-district of Mae Hong Son, where PM2.5…

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Only two areas in and around Bangkok have excessive PM2.5 on Friday

Thailand’s Ministry of Interior and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will be cleaning the roads of the capitalon more regular basis, as air quality has improved considerably, with only two…

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PM2.5 dust particles forecast to blanket city until end of month

Bangkok residents have been advised to protect their health by wearing face masks while they are outdoors, but to avoid outdoor activities where possible, from today until the end of…

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No chopper crash, but forest fires on a mountain in Rayong

The search and rescue operation for a reported helicopter crash on a mountain in Muang district of Thailand’s eastern province of Rayong was called off late Thursday night, after no…

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Australia begins damage assessment amid temporary respite from bushfires

Australian authorities began assessing the damage on Sunday from heatwave-spurred bushfires that swept through two states a day earlier, as cooler conditions provided a temporary respite from blazes that have…

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Smog from Indonesia’s forest fires in Songkhla sparks protest

A small group of people demonstrated in front of the Indonesian Consular Office in Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla this morning (Friday) to demand that the Thai government apply pressure…

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Forest fires in Indonesia cause haze problem in southern Thailand

People living in Thailand’s southern provinces of Songkhla and Satun provinces have been warned to protect their health by wearing face masks as the two provinces are blanketed with smoke…

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Army employs thousands of troops to fight forest fires in North

The Royal Thai Army has deployed thousands of troops to reinforce volunteers and forest officials fighting widespread forest fires,which have been sending smog across nine of the country’s upper northern provinces for the past several weeks.   Four…

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PM orders haze in North to be tackled in seven days

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered officials to tackle worsening smog in upper northern provinces within seven days and ordered a manhunt for arsonists who deliberately set forest fires….

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