A FOREST fire broke out in Nakhon Nayok province that is just 106 kilometres from Bangkok this afternoon (March 29) with officials and local people quickly helping to put it out, Siam Rath newspaper said.
The fire at Khao Noi in Phrommani subdistrict, Muang district, erupted because of the current hot weather but if there is no strong wind blowing it should be soon extinguished.
Nakhon Nayok Provincial Administrative Organization chief Mr. Jakraphan Jitnapakanon, the head of Phrommani Subdistrict Administrative Organization Ms. Krisada Iamadhan together with Col Amorn Bucha, head of Internal Security Operations Command centre in this province, rushed in to coordinate battling this blaze with fire trucks also quickly sent it.
Local people too were helping out to prevent the forest fire from spreading to houses nearby and if there are no strong gusts of wind it should be quickly extinguished.
Located northeast of Bangkok, Nakhon Nayok is a small province that to the east has mountains, forest and grassland of the vast Khao Yai National Park, home to diverse wildlife including bears, elephants, macaques and rare birds. The park’s waterfalls, including the nine-tier Namtok Sarika waterfall with its natural pools, and the high Haew Narok waterfall, gush during the rainy season.
The forest fire that broke out in Nakhon Nayok this afternoon and the battle to put it out quickly. Photos: Siam Rath