Fears that plantation fire could add to Bangkok pollution woes

A huge plantation fire has destroyed a 400 rai rubber farm in Chacheongsao province with concerns that it could also add to Bangkok’s air pollution and smog woes. Chachongseo is the province immediately east of the city limits. The prevailing winds come from the north-east.

The fire in Sanam Chai Khet district began at around 10pm last night (Saturday) and as of 11.30am on Sunday had still not been fully put out.

The deputy provincial governor Prasong Khongkhaoroptham has called for an urgent meeting of district chief Waraporn Siriwong and related provincial officials at the Tambon Tha Kradan Administrative Organisation to investigate measures to contain the situation, as they feared the huge blaze may complicate the air-pollution situation in Greater Bangkok.

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SOURCE: The Nation

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