Wildfires rage in Uthai Thani national park


UTHAI THANI– Forest fires have raged through different parts of Khao Luang National Park in Uthai Thani Province over the weekend.

The fires reportedly broke out on Saturday and spread quickly to at least three spots. It is assumed that plant collectors or hunters might have set bonfires in the course of their activities and left the park without putting them out. The ongoing dry season also provided favorable conditions for the wildfires.

Khao Luang National Park straddles the border between Uthai Thani and Nakhon Sawan. Wildfires are frequently reported during this period. Despite the park’s fire prevention campaign, man-made wildfires are still rife in forest areas.