Haze problem worsens in North as many provinces hit by wildfires

Many provinces were affected by wildfires yesterday, causing the acute haze problem to intensify, while the Disease Control Department warned vulnerable groups such as the elderly and the infirm to stay indoors and wear face masks. The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department said that due to worsening smog caused by wildfires, Lampang province had suffered from harmful air pollution levels for three days in a row. The department’s director-general Chatchai Promlert said his department had been informed that wildfires in Nan, Payao and Surat Thani had ravaged more than 80 rai (13 hectares) of forestland.

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