Nakhon Phanom dump fire will take days to put out: mayor

national April 22, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

It will take another three to five days to extinguish a fire at the Tambon Ban Phaeng Municipal dump in Nakhon Phanom, mayor Danai Sitthiwatcharachai has said.

As of press time, local authorities and fire-fighters were trying to control flames in the area.

Villagers living near the 14-rai dump in Ban Tha Lat Thung said the fire, which started late last week, was sending out black foul-smelling smoke that was affecting them. Ladda Kamsert, 76, said they were also disturbed by flies escaping the heat.

Local residents want the dump moved further from their homes.