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Satellite counts 126 fire hotspots nationwide – 957 in Cambodia

By The Nation

 

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The Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency has reported 126 hotspots across Thailand where fires are burning out of control and likely contributing to haze pollution.

 

It said on Friday (January 17) its MODIS satellite had picked up 59 hotspots on private farmland, 26 on properties under the Agricultural Land Reform Office, 16 in settled communities, another 16 in national parks and 12 in forest reserves.

 

In the northern five provinces, fires were burning in 15 places – four each in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, three in Tak, and two each in Lampang and Lamphun. 

 

Most of these were also in forests and communities and on farmland.

 

The agency said fire hotspots were declining in number, with 42 fires seen burning in Myanmar, 130 in Laos, 957 in Cambodia and just eight in Malaysia.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30380707

 

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Fires out of control? unlikely... Fires deliberatley lit would be nore accurate and im pretty sure its a lot more than that. All the hills around me are on fire now and have been since 1st Jan. Yet it aint on the map....?? More bs. blame aomeone else. I got a few apps to show fires and they are slightly different between the apps strangely but shows more than this.

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i see more than 126 fires around my Bike ride every morning !

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Why the hell don't (our) asian country governments act to prevent pollution. Give the farmers subsidised tractors instead of allowing them to freaking burn everything. Cambodia is a cesspit, and hasn't Thailand learnt anything, other than vehicle fumes in Bangkok, about health and how carcinogenic pollution from burnt fields sends thousands to their hospital morgues every freaking year?

 

 

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1 hour ago, SoilSpoil said:

Ko Chang, Phagnan and Samui are smoked out thanks to Chinese sugar concessions in Cambodia. Even Phuket has its share of Cambodian smoke.

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How dare you suggest that Thailand suffers from imported airborne pollution from neighboring countries,  that just doesn't fit with the forum mantra that all the problems must be Thai made!

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Yes, it's all those nasty little Khmers' fault.

 

Thais are oh so superior and certainly not to blame for the wretched squalor and filthy air quality in their own country.

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I live about 10km south on Chiang Mai and drove by 3 of the 126 hotspot fires on the way back from diner tonight... :coffee1:

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