UTHAI THANI – A fire broke out at Sakaekrang Mountain in Uthai Thani, posing health risks to nearby communities.
The fire started at the foot of the mountain. The arid condition caused it to spread rapidly to a bamboo forest. Smokes billowed out of Sakaekrang Mountain, leading to air pollution and a visibility problem among residents and motorists.
Uthai Thani Municipality has dispatched firefighting trucks to the scene. It took firefighters 30 minutes to contain the fire. Officials believe the fire might have been lit by a cigarette stub.