Fire causes B1m damage to Phuket shop
PHUKET: An electrical short is thought to have caused a fire that wrecked an air conditioner and refrigerator shop a kilometre north of the Heroines Monument this morning about 8.30am (September 17).
Tuesday 17 September 2013, 11:40AM
The fire in the three-floor building, which took about an hour to bring under control, caused damage initially estimated at B1 million.
The owner of the shop, Panida Mektawornsawas, 25, saw smoke when she was opening up, and promptly called for help.
Three fire trucks raced from Srisoonthorn Municipality Fire Station and other neighbouring stations to tackle the blaze.
Although the fire is believed to be the result of an electrical short, fire officers will investigate further to pin down the cause precisely.