Villagers fear that they secretly released Yi Peng lanterns last night to cause a fire.

Chiang Mai, A fire in an old commercial area in the middle of Chiang Mai destroyed 9 booths, causing hundreds of millions in damages. Until now, the cause has not been determined. But the remains of floating lanterns were found scattered around the city. Villagers fear that they secretly released Yi Peng lanterns last night to cause a fire.

Many areas in Mueang Chiang Mai District Found the remains of floating lanterns that were released last night. It fell as garbage strewn along the roads, trees, and people's houses. Villagers fear there will be another illegal release of sky lanterns tonight. This was the last night of Yi Peng. It is feared that it will cause a fire.

While the fire destroyed an old commercial area in the middle of Chiang Mai city In the early morning of today (28 Nov. 2023), 9 booths were destroyed, worth hundreds of millions of baht in damage. Still unable to conclude the exact cause. We had to wait for the forensic police to come in and check for the source of the fire. traces of burns and collect witnesses at the scene So the cause can be clearly pointed out.

On the side of some shophouse owners Claimed to have received information from villagers who saw floating lanterns falling on the roof of a building. Some of which are wooden structures. causing officials to investigate carefully To create clarity for the victims and those affected.

In the past, Chiang Mai Province has tried to come up with strict measures regarding releasing sky lanterns. By announcing the area Lantern release date Including the standard characteristics of the lamp clearly In order not to affect the take-off and landing of aircraft. and safety of life and property But it was also found illegally releasing sky lanterns in Chiang Mai Municipality. last night Even though it is a red area It is strictly forbidden to release sky lanterns. And the location of the fire was not far from the Ping River. and on Nawarat Bridge where sky lanterns are secretly released in the middle of the night Until the aforementioned fire incident occurred. Which still needs to be investigated for the cause.

Source: Thai News Agency

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