The areas near Pak Chong Industrial and Community Education College, Nakhon Ratchasima, were covered by toxic smoke from burning garbage dump. The fire was reported about 7.30pm on February 3rd. However, the cause was being investigated. On February 4th, Pak Chong district was still covered with toxic smoke as the fire was still wildly burning. It was expected to take at least three days to take it under control.