Despite the ban, garbage fire detected and put out in Hang Dong

News of the Chiang Mai Provincial fire ban is yet to spread or is simply being ignored for another year with yet anther garbage fire being detected and put out in Hang Dong yesterday, Jan. 13.

The fire was spotted in Moo 1 Khun Kong at around 3 p.m.

Emergency services were called to the scene and were prompt in putting the fire out.

Who started the fire is unknown with locals burning garbage the obvious suspects. No one was found the scene nor did locals indicate who may have started it.

The fire ban was brought forward to Jan. 10 from its traditional March 1. start by the Governor on Friday. Fines of 25,000 baht and up to three months in jail are applicable for those who start fires and are caught.

Photo: Chiang Mai News