A ranger fights a forest fire in Muang district in Lampang on Tuesday. He said forest fires are to blame for poor air quality in nine provinces. The PCD is also working with the provincial and local authorities in raising public awareness of the health hazards of haze. The worst air quality was in Chiang Rai where the air quality index (AQI) in tambon Wiang Phang Kham in Chiang Rai's Mae Sai stood at 302. The unhealthily high levels of smog was also reported in several areas including tambon Mae Pa in Mae Sot district of Tak, tambon Nai Wiang in Muang district of Nan, tambon Ban Tom in Muang district of Phayao, tambon Phra Bat in Muang district of Lampang and tambon Na Chak in Muang district of Phrae.
Source: Bangkok Post March 15, 2019 23:15 UTC