Small brush fires have become alarmingly common along railroad tracks on Soi Khao Talo.
Area residents report flames routinely can be seen along the tracks with homeowners forced to dash off for buckets of water to quench the fires before they grow and spread to nearby homes.
While no one has been witnessed starting the fires, it is assumed they begin because careless train passengers or loiterers in the area are tossing aside lit cigarette butts. Signs and posters warning against such behavior have made no difference.
Residents want the city or police to better monitor the railroad station and surroundings to prevent the disaster that would occur if one of the fires goes undetected before destroying homes.