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Smog crisis: Thai police remind public that jail awaits those that light fires

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Amid the ongoing concern about 2.5 PM particulate matter in the air came news that people who light fires can be jailed and fined. 

Smog crisis: Thai police remind public that jail awaits those that light fires | News by Samui Times

INN reported that the Crime Suppression Division reminded the public on their Facebook page that burning fields, trash and unwanted items could result in jail terms of between one month and seven years. 

It would all depend on the seriousness of the offence but using gasoline to accelerate fires was particularly bad.

This kind of activity could cause other fires to start as well, said INN.

The CSD cited articles 218, 220, 223 and 224 and said that fines of 2,000 baht to 14,000 baht are also in place. 

Thai Visa / INN

Smog crisis: Thai police remind public that jail awaits those that light fires | News by Samui Times
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