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


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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 of Chiang Mai.

 

Mr. Chakra Didsayanan, head of the Samoeng fire control station said, in his report today (Tuesday), that fire-fighters from the Yewfai unit of the Royal Forest Department and village volunteers have set up a fire break and managed to control the fires to a certain degree with the help of two helicopters, which dropped water onto the fires on the mountains in Samoeng Tai sub-district.

 

He admitted that the steep and rocky mountains and thick bamboo have posed obstructions to controlling fires, which are being blamed on forest product hunters.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/aircraft-drop-water-to-help-fight-forest-fires-in-two-districts-of-chiang-mai/

 

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Perhaps it is time to get a whole lot more of these helicopters - at least ready for next year's burning season. Unless of course the government has already made plans to have the situation under control for next year in which case a few more submarines may be a better option for the money. 

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12 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

He admitted that the steep and rocky mountains and thick bamboo have posed obstructions to controlling fires, which are being blamed on forest product hunters.

Time the governor got tough.

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