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Wildfire Stopped from Spreading into Phu Chi Fa National Park

Facebook user Chalermpong Thammarak posted this picture of the fire threatening Phu Chi Fa National Park on his page late on Monday.

Facebook user Chalermpong Thammarak posted this picture of the fire threatening Phu Chi Fa National Park on his page late on Monday.

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CHIANG RAI – Phu Chi Fa National Park rangers teamed with local villagers in a five-hour battle to prevent a forest fire in Laos spreading across the border into the park on Monday, park chief Sanit Homnan said.

Mr Sanit said more than 55 staff at the famous national park and villagers from Thoeng and Wiang Kaen districts had fought the forest fire, which treatened to spread across the border to the park.

The operation began about 4.30pm, when the rangers and villagers were deployed along a one-kilometre stretch to cut a fire break along the border.

They were able to bring the fire under control a little after 9pm on Monday, and maintained a careful watch throughout the night.

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