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Devastating forest fire in Lampang blamed on hunters, foragers

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Devastating forest fire blamed on hunters, foragers

By  Asaree Thaitrakulpanich, Staff Reporter



A forest fire races across dry brush Thursday morning in Lampang province. Photo: Matichon


LAMPANG — A fire that scorched hundreds of rai (dozens of hectares) of forest and brush Thursday morning in the northern province of Lampang was likely caused by carelessness, a local forest official said.


A frustrated-sounding forest protection official said the fire, which began at about 7am and consumed large swaths of area on both sides of the border between Lampang and Sukhothai provinces, said it was humans – not the heat – to blame.


Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/calamity/2017/03/16/devastating-forest-fire-blamed-hunters-foragers/

-- © Copyright Khaosod English 2017-03-16

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when the official narrative is already being spewed out and things.. such as another El Nino already maybe.... pay attention.

heaven help us if veiling is the last resort... down the road.

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A problem all over the North, and North East. Poachers set fires to drive out the animals into nets or to be shot, forests go up in smoke because of their callous greed. I am only surprised that there are any animals left, must be slim pickings these days.

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BANGKOK 20 January 2018 23:56