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Summer does not come only with scorching heat. In the northern part of Thailand, summer is the season of forest fires. 

Despite the alarming name, forest fires are a complex issue and dealing with it involves understanding the culture of farming among villagers, plus the severe climate change that makes the weather hotter and drier _ the main cause behind their increasing incidence.

Air pollution from fires in the forest will damage tourism and property development. But most of all, residents _ especially young kids and the elderly _ will be greatly affected.

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