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Crop stubble burning sparks fires in Mae Hong Son


A forest fire was sparked in three areas behind the Baan Phuthadol Resort in Mae Hong Son’s Muang district on Sunday, and another near the Mae Surin Forest Fire Control Station in Khun Yuam district.

Another hotspot was found in an area near the Muang Pon Subdistrict Administration Organisation.

Crop stubble burning sparks fires in Mae Hong Son

Ruangrit Poldee, chief of Mae Hong Son’s disaster prevention and mitigation office, said on Monday that though the fires had been brought under control, there were still many simmering hotspots in the area.

Crop stubble burning sparks fires in Mae Hong Son

Air pollution has also crossed the safety limit in the province.

Crop stubble burning sparks fires in Mae Hong Son

Separately, a farmer identified only as Noon was arrested on Sunday in Tak for allegedly setting fire to a sugarcane field in Mae Tao subdistrict.

Crop stubble burning sparks fires in Mae Hong Son

Noon was charged for violating the ban on burning crops and was sent to Mae Hong Son Police Station to face legal action.

Crop stubble burning sparks fires in Mae Hong Son

Tak banned the burning crop stubble from March 1 to April 30, while Mae Hong Son put a stop to the burning for seven days from March 8 to 14 in a bid to mitigate the air pollution.

Published : March 07, 2022

By : THE NATION