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Seasonal fires blamed for northern haze crisis

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CHIANG MAI: Authorities are aiming to damp down the "burning culture" in the North to ward off the annual haze crisis. 

A campaign will encourage people not to burn crops and household waste, which is a common practice in the northern provinces, Aphiwat Khunarak, chief of the environment office region 1, said.

This seasonal crop burning can create dangerous dust levels in the air during the driest months, he said.

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