Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang and Mae Hong Son provinces are really in trouble, smoke levels have reached the Haze Disaster point but officials are not ready to declare a full disaster zone. Smoke levels have reached the 300 microgram/cubic meter in Chiang Mai and the surrounding area â€“ officials have been handing out over 130,000 masks so far and more to come â€“ we got ours yesterday â€“ Thai Airway has cancelled flights and delays are also occurring between Bangkok and Chiang Rai airports â€“
Burning violators will be fined 2,000 Baht if caught starting fires in the North.
Check here for the latest from The Bangkok Post â€“ you can also check the links for â€œChiang Mai Mailâ€ and â€œCityLife Magazine, Chiang Maiâ€ that are listed in the side-bar column.
We are staying inside â€“ not much fun though â€“ and it is really hampering our getting models for the new web-site, canâ€™t take any pictures in this weather and we donâ€™t have the studio set up yet.