Fire in Phou Phanang Forest Contained After Nine Grueling Days

The fire, which was caused by agricultural burning in the area, had spread to 17 different villages in the Sangthong district, causing damage to an area of around 120 hectares of woodland.

Around 600 people, including officials and local residents, were mobilized on 20 March to help contain and extinguish the fire. More than 200 soldiers from the Ministry of National Defence were among those involved in the efforts.

According to Mr. Phongsavanh Siliphan, the Governor of Sangthong district, the fire was caused by villagers burning crops for agricultural use, reported Pathedlao.

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Jonathan Meadley