Fire Fighters from Doi Mae Salong Station put out a forest fires on the Thailand/Myanmar border in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Thailand's Northern Provinces of Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai are facing an air pollution crisis. Levels of PM2.5 particles in the air continue to reach hazardous levels causing respiratory and cardiovascular health issues. Forest fires and crop burning are blamed for the increased smoke and haze suffocating the region. Though authorities have restricted and warned against these practices, burning remains widespread. Firefighters and volunteers in the Northern provinces have worked from 6am to 10pm, 7 days a week, to contain and put out fires consuming Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. Hospitals have created "safety zones", equipped with air purifiers, to assist the region's more vulnerable residents.
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