Disasters

Fires

Authorities Counsel Forest Fire Offenders in Vientiane

Last week, the Vientiane Province government counseled 65 locals who were caught burning forest land in Phou Phanang National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area to reeducate and raise awareness on the harmful long-term effects of illegal logging and deforestation. The group was sent to a training and ...

Phontham Visapra

Luang Prabang house fire claims three lives

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Three people were killed when a house in Meuangnga village, Luang Prabang city was engulfed in flames on Sunday.An official from the Fire Prevention and Control Police Department of Luang Prabang, Major Phet Phengnanuan told Vientiane Times on Monday that the ...

Phomphong Laoin

Huaphan fire victims need more assistance

The 31 families who lost their homes in a blaze that swept through Sonkhuaneua village in Huameuang district, Huaphan province last month have received essential supplies from generous donors but now need help to build new houses.Some 22 houses were destroyed in the blaze and ...

Phomphong Laoin

Huaphan appeals for help after 22 houses gutted by fire

Thirty families in Sonkhuaneua village, Huameuang district, Huaphan province are in need of household equipment, clothes, rice, and construction materials after they lost their homes in a fire on Tuesday.Head of the district Public Security Office, Lieutenant Colonel Phengsy Malatsomvang, told Vientiane Times that 30 families of ...

Phomphong Laoin

Arson suspected as cause of fire in Laos’ National Protected Area

BOKEO, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Arson caused the destruction of almost 1,000 hectares of forest after a fire raged through the Nam Kan National Protected Area in Bokeo province.An official from the protected area, Mr Khamlek Senkhamvang, told Vientiane Times that fires have destroyed almost ...

Phomphong Laoin

Champassak appeals for help after 22 houses gutted by fire

Champassak provincial authorities are continuing their appeal for money and construction equipment urgently needed by people in Naphoukham village, Xanasomboun district, after 22 houses were destroyed in a fire last week.Everyone survived the blaze although one person sustained critical injuries.Village Chief Mr Khamsen Suanmany told Vientiane ...

Phomphong Laoin

Lao Authorities assess aftermath of Phou Phanang forest blaze

Sangthong district authorities in Vientiane are assessing the extent of forest destroyed by fire in the Phou Phanang (Phanang Mountain) National Protected Area last week.District authorities said the official data on losses and further measures to protect forests are still being assessed.A representative of authorities ...

Times Reporters

Lao Authorities announce bush fire prevention strategies 

The government is on bush fire alert as temperatures rise and the country’s forests become drier. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, which is in charge of forest fire management, announced recently that the parties involved must take steps to prevent forest fires in the dry ...

Times Reporters

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