BANGKOK, 16 April 2019 (NNT) - His Majesty the King has ordered the relevant authorities to set up a royal kitchen in Chiang Rai to help officers who are working to extinguish the forest fire on Doi Jorakhae which is a difficult task especially in the mountains which make it difficult to reach.
Chiang Rai Governor Narong Rojjanasothorn disclosed today that the authorities have not been able to control part of the fire on Doi Jorakhae and a Situation Command Center has been set up at Lam Nam Kok National Park, Pa Tueng subdistrict, Mae Chan district. Meanwhile, Chiang Rai volunteers are bravely and selflessly participating in the operation to put out the forest fire.
Mae Chan District Chief Officer Wandee Rajchompoo reports that the authorities have been able to control most of the forest fires on Doi Jorakhae, Mae Chan district, in Pa Doi Nang Lae National Forest Reserve, Doi Nang Lae, Doi Yao and Doi Phra Bat. Extinguishing the fire on the top of Doi Jorakhae is a major challenge, as it is difficult to reach.
The Royal Thai Army and the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment have provided helicopters to help extinguish fires in many spots especially in the area near Mae Chan subdistrict where the forest fire could spread in the event of a strong wind. More than 1,500 people including officials and local people have built fire breaks to prevent the forest fire from spreading into the community.
His Majesty the King has ordered the relevant authorities to set up a royal kitchen in Chiang Rai to cook food for all who are working to extinguish the forest fire throughout the difficult operation.