CityNews – A large blaze broke out in the Doi Suthep – Pui National Park this morning after wild food hunters lost control of a small fire.
According to Chiang Mai Deputy Governor Mongkol Suksai, the fire spread after the wild food hunters lost control of a fire they lit to help catch wild animals to sell at the market.
The fire was reported at 10.30am and fire teams rushed to the scene within ten minutes. There are many institutes and teams dedicated to stopping the spreading of fire in protected areas, under the Protected Areas Regional Office 16 Chiang Mai.
It took teams roughly one hour to control the blaze.
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