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Major forest fire Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai

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Just seen a post on my wife's Facebook showing a big fire on Doi Suthep - anyone else seen this?

Hopefully nobody has been hurt

By the looks of things though there'll be a load more <deleted> in the air tomorrow:(

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Was that the one near Lanna Golf Course, as that is the FB photos I've seen? They mention it being a forest fire and some photos look pretty intense.

Just looked on CM108 and a lot of photos of it there. CM108 fire

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There has been a small fire in that area for some days. It's getting bigger as forest litter dries out again.

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It was mentioned on television that some locals set the grass alight while looking for mushrooms. Really can`t see how they`re going to put that out, especially as it`s so dry with no rain in sight.

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if that is the case then those bl...y mushrooms should,be made illegal

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The fire is raging and moving down the mountain fast. The army is behind the Convention Center now with water trucks spraying the wat there as the fire is now dangerously close. Just got back from there (10:30pm). No idea how they are going to stop this one, it's moving fast across dry bush with no rain in sight. Water trucks will only do so much.

The farmers who do this ever year should hunted, arrested, and forced to learn new ways of clearing. Unacceptable behavior.

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I was under the impression they burn the forest to promote the growth of fungi during the rain season along with the young wet new growth that comes up from the ash - could be different here depending on type I guess.

From the look of the pictures a few Canadians might feel right at home.

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The farmers who do this ever year should hunted, arrested, and forced to learn new ways of clearing. Unacceptable behavior.

Looks like it may not be farmers but hunters. They said they had the fire under control within 1 hour and was reported at 10:30AM. Guess not.

Fire At Doi Suthep – Pui National Park

March 8, 2016

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.

Read more here - Chiang Mai City Life

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