Several forest fires in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park were deliberately started to cause trouble, according to environment minister Varawut Silpa-archa. "Some of the fires at Doi Suthep-Pui National Park in Chiang Mai were the result of villagers burning forest to aid foraging. Most of the bushfires in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park had been put out on Monday. Chiang Mai provincial governor Charoenrit Sanguansat said almost all bushfires in the park had been doused with water dropped by helicopters. He said park fires on Doi Pha Dam and others in tambon Ban Pong in Hang Dong district which had raged for a week have been brought under control.
Source: Bangkok Post March 30, 2020 20:15 UTC