Wildfires scorch more than 1,000 acres in northern Thailand

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Firemen were battling wildfires in northern Thailand this morning (April 15) with more than 1,000 acres of land burned.

The blaze started on Monday and flames rapidly spread due to the hot and dry conditions alongside months of drought due to a lack of rain in Bueng Kan province.

Officials believe that some of the fires may have been started by hunters and foragers who light small camp fires to herd animals towards traps. The blaze also burns off the top layer of earth to reveal rare plants hidden in the soil underneath.

The northern region of Thailand has suffered from wildfires and hazardous haze throughout the last two months. Officials had been attempting to tackle the crisis but the critical situation has not improved.