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Expat’s home office in Phuket destroyed by electrical fire

PHUKET: At 5pm yesterday (May 12) Thalang Police were notified of a house fire that had broken out in an New Zealand expat’s home office at the Permsap Villa development in Srisoonthorn, causing an estimated B100,000 in damages.

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Capt Kraisorn Boonprasop of Thalang Police arrived at the two-story house to fight the blaze along with a firetruck from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation of Srisoonthorn Municipality and a firetruck from Cherngtalay municipality.

“As the fire had broken out in the office on the ground floor, firefighters were able to stop the fire from spreading to the living room in time. It took about 15 minutes to control the fire,” Capt Kraisorn said.

“The computer desk, television, air conditioning and all other devices were completely destroyed, they were valued at about B100,000,” he added.

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“According to a preliminary investigation, the home owner had left the electrical equipment in the office plugged in before leaving to do some business errands at around noon. The housekeeper arrived to find there was a fire and notified the fire department. The plugged in electrical cable short circuited and caught fire.”

Police did not specify which electrical appliance may have caused the fire.

 

 

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Kurt | 13 May 2017 - 12:37:05

Is there a polytechnic school on Phuket were you can learn in a 3 years course to become a good electrician?

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