Another forest fire in Vattavada region

15 Apr 2019

 

Officials calculate that the fire was intentionally created to delay or prevent departmental action in connection with the Neelakurinji garden. Further investigations are on.

Vattavada: Another forest fire has broken out in the Kambakkallu-Kadavari region near here in Idukki district on Monday.

The fire has destroyed several acres of land. The fire is spreading in block 58 of the stipulated Neelakurinji garden.

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Forest fires destroy 2.7 million rai of land whilst Chiang Mai is back on top

By Tossapol Boonpat | 13

 

Bush fires have devastated nearly 2.7 million rai (there are 2.5 Rai in an Acre) of forests in nine northern provinces.

The Mae Hong Son forest fire and haze control center says that satellite imaging from the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency shows that from January 1 to March 16, 2,680,634 rai was destroyed by wildfires.

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Wildfires destroy more than 2.6 million rai of land

By Tossapol Boonpat | 12 April 2019

 

Forest fires have damaged more than 2.6 million rai of land in nine northern provinces, the Mae Hong Son forest fire and haze control center said on Friday.

Citing a satellite image report by Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency, the center said that during January 1- March 16, 2,680,634 rai of land was destroyed in wildfires.

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Forest fires flare up again in Similajau National Park

NATION |  12 Apr 2019

 

MIRI: Forest fires have flared up again in the Similajau National Park in northern Sarawak.

The Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) is sending in its volunteer firefighters to help those from Sarawak Bomba who are already there.

SFC chief executive officer Zolkipli Mohamad Aton said on Friday (April 12) that fires had been detected inside the park again.

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NASA Comes to India’s Aid in Detecting Forest Fires

By TWC India Edit Team | 10 April 2019

 

India’s battle against forest fires is likely to get a shot in the arm, thanks to two new NASA-monitored satellites deployed over the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Uttar Pradesh. The satellites will keep an eye on any untoward forest fire incidents and will immediately notify PTR forest officials so that they can respond promptly to such incidents.

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Forest fires flare up in Mae Hong Son

By The Nation | 11 April 2019

 

All nine northern provinces, including Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, on Thursday morning, cited dangerous levels of PM2.5 – airborne particulates 2.5 microns or less in diameter.

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Regime seeks neighbours’ help on smog

Writer: Gregory Morrissey
Original Source/Writer: Post Resporters
10 Apr 2019 at 12:53

 

The government has sought cooperation from Myanmar and Laos to help mitigate haze, which is wreaking havoc in the North, according to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Speaking after a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Gen Prayut said the bush fires and haze in the northern provinces have diminished, though the situation also depends on neighboring countries.

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Responders Quickly Extinguish One of Korea’s Largest Wildfires

 

Two people are dead and hundreds displaced after a massive fire swept through several towns in South Korea’s northeastern Gangwon province last week. The blaze was extinguished within a few days thanks to quick action from emergency responders, despite high winds that hindered the use of firefighting helicopters and helped the fire spread more quickly.

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Ngopi (Ngobrol Pintar/Talking Smart) PWI Riau and Ministry of Environment and Forestry with theme of “Ecosystem Protection of Peat and Controlling Forest and Land Fires” (Kaliandra Room Graha Pena Riau, 8 April 2019)

Riau, 8 April 2019

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PM 2.5 in the West Kalimantan on the 8 – 9 April 2019

By: Robi D. Waldi | 9 April 2019 Source: https://earth.nullschool.net   Based on government regulation of…