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Fire at Phu Kradueng in Loei, 320 hectares of forest damaged

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Lom Sak Cliff on Phu Kradueng Mountain in Loei Province

Lom Sak Cliff on Phu Kradueng Mountain in Loei Province. Photo: Supanut Arunoprayote.

More than 320 hectares of forest in Thailand’s popular mountain-top tourist destination of Phu Kradueng, in the north-eastern province of Loei, have been damaged by a forest fire, suspected to have been caused by man.

Park officials have been able to control the fire, but they need to keep a close watch, because the hot weather and accumulation of dried leaves may reignite, said Mr. Sompote Maneerat, spokesman for the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.

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By Thai PBS World

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