Brush Fire Sends Smoke Over Bangkok

View of smoke from the brush fire posted at about 3:30pm to Twitter by @l3eLz

BANGKOK — A brush fire near Rama IX Road sent smoke billowing over Bangkok on Monday afternoon.

The large plume of smoke visible over the city was caused by a patch of brush which caught fire near the intersection of Phet Phra Ram and Rama IX roads next to a gas station. Huai Khwang district police said the fire has been extinguished.

Firefighters were dispatched from Bang Kapi and extinguished the blaze.

Update: Location of fire updated to reflect it was near Phet Phra Ram Road and not CentralPlaza Grand Rama IX.