Chiang Mai Fire Season Starts 4th January 2552 – สถานการณ์หมอกควัน 18 กุมภาพันธ์ 2552

February 18th update

View over Irrigation Canal - Chiang Mai

View over Irrigation Canal - Chiang Mai

Every year a large grassy tract of government land along the Irrigation Canal opposite the Golf course is torched.

This year on the day before government offices reopen after the new year break it was ablaze again.

On December 16th last the Governor of Chiang Mai issued strict instructions to set an example to the public and allow no open burning.

Who will be made to answer for this open defiance of his order?