Phuket Airport rescue department tackles local fires

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Phuket International Airport’s Fire and Rescue Department was summoned to tackle two challenging fires in the nearby areas yesterday. The areas affected included an abandoned section opposite Thalang Technical College and Baan Mak Prok locality in Mai Khao.

Both fires had rapidly spread across extensive plots of land, posing a considerable challenge to the firefighters. However, the airport rescue personnel, aided by local government firefighters with fire trucks, collaborated to contain the blazing situation.

The quick response and joint efforts resulted in the successful control of both fires, as reported by the Phuket division of the Airports of Thailand (AoT Phuket). The coordinated intervention was in line with the airport’s Corporate Citizenship Airport initiative, known as the AOT new way, safe, caring for the community.

These incidents underscore the significance of preparedness and collaboration between the airport and local entities to ensure the safety and welfare of the neighbouring community, reported Phuket News.

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In related news, the night skies over Chiang Mai were illuminated after a fire erupted in Doi Suthep Forest. The incident, reported by local media on Wednesday, April 17, was first sighted at a temple nestled in the forest.

Phuping Forest fire officers from Doi Suthep-Pui National Park were the first ones to spot the blaze and were promptly dispatched to the site to manage the situation.

As the fire spread, it quickly became evident that vehicular access to the affected area was impossible, necessitating a challenging on-foot journey for the additional forest fire officers who were called to assist. The severity of the situation came to the attention of Nirat Pongsitthaworn, the Governor of Chiang Mai. Upon receiving the fire report, he immediately directed nearby forest fire officers to tackle the blaze throughout the night.

By 12.20am, yesterday, April 18, the forest fire officers had successfully tamed the flames. Their relentless efforts throughout the night had paid off and the fire was under control, as reported by the local media in Chiang Mai.

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