Monk’s Cells Destroyed after Manmade Fire Spread from Forest

CityNews – Manmade fire spread from forest consuming monk’s cells.

On April 3rd around 3am, monks at Wat Doi Kerng in Doi Tao had to flee from their cells after a fire spread to the temple. There is no injury reported. Monks and villagers took nearly an hour to put out the fire but as the building was made wood, it was destroyed. A monk reported that a fire occurred in the forested nearby the temple, confirmed that it was manmade, and the fire spread to the temple. No suspect is identified while the abbot has asked for the fire starters to stop.