A 21-year-old volunteer was killed while fighting a forest fire in Mae Hong Son yesterday, April 22.
The accident occurred in the Ban Mai Kopi Forest in Moo 2 Mae Yuam Noi, Khum Yam District at around 3.30 p.m.
The volunteer, Mr. Sittichai Kongkaew Si-ngam was a local in the area who had joined a community call to help fight a fire spotted earlier in the afternoon.
According to reports, a sudden wind change saw the fire change direction with Mr. Si-ngam unable to escape its path in time.
He is the seventh person believed to have died while fighting fires in the north this year.