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Wildfires near Phuket Airport brought under control

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Phuket firefighters have managed to contain brushfires that broke out in the vicinity of the island’s airport. The Phuket News reports that the airport’s Fire and Rescue Department was alerted to two fires yesterday, April 18.

The first fire started in an abandoned area opposite Thalang Technical College, before quickly spreading across a large area and becoming difficult to control. Simultaneously, a second fire broke out in Mak Prok village in Mai Khao.

Firefighters and rescue workers based at the airport worked with local government firefighters to bring both fires under control. A representative from the Phuket office of Airports of Thailand thanked the firefighters for their speedy response.

“Thanks to their swift action and collaboration, both fires were successfully brought under control.”

The statement went on to say that the firefighters’ efforts were indicative of the airport’s commitment to social responsibility and community care, known as “”AOT new way, safe, caring for the community”, which relies on the cooperation between the airport and local organisations.

SOURCE: The Phuket News

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