Grass fire sends smoke into the air next to Toyota centre in Bangkok, Thailand

Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jorloex22zij3id/VRP6083.mp4?dl=0

Thick clouds of smoke climbed into the area after a grass fire next to a Toyota test-drive track in Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday (Jan 22).

Footage shows the thick grey plumes rising into the air above the charred grass after the blaze spread quickly.

Fire crews raced to the area at around 1:30pm local time as the inferno claimed a large area of grass.

They are now investigating what caused the fire, which added to already high levels of smog and air pollution blanketing the city.