Big fire on Phu Kradung National Park

More than 2,000 rai of trees and grassland on Phu Kradung National Park were seriously damaged by bushfire last night, the Thai-language daily Matichon reported yesterday (Feb 17, 2020).

The fire broke out at Sum Khon Daeng scenic point, about two kilometers from Maesa Cliff in  Phu Kradueng National Park in Loei province on Sunday night (Feb 16, 2020), said Adisorn Hemthanont, chief of the wildfire extinguishment unit.

Adisorn said more than 130 staff from the wildfire extinguishment unit, national park officials and volunteers as well as three tractors and four water trucks worked all night to build a fire barrier and prevent the fire from spreading.

The bushfire was controlled at around dawn today. An area of more than 2,000 rai is estimated to have been damaged, mostly pine forests and grass fields.