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Fire rips through Phuket market clothes-shop homes

PHUKET: Residents in Ban Don, Cherng Talay, luckily escaped a fire that blazed quickly through a chain of five terraced homes near the Baan Don Community Market on the Thalang- Baan Don Rd early this morning (Mar 15).

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Wednesday 15 March 2017, 11:34AM


More than 10 fire engines were called to market at about 4:30am, said Lt Sunan Petchnoo of Thalang Police.

“No one was injured in the fire,” Lt Sunan confirmed to The Phuket News.

Local residents said the fire broke out at about 4:10am, when they saw black smoke billowing out from the unit owned by Auschara Saetiao, Lt Sunan explained

Ms Auschara, 49, lives in the unit but operates her SangDee clothes shop at the front of the unit, he added.

“The fire quickly spread to the other units. Firefighters arrived very quickly but took one hour to control the fire,” Lt Sunan explained.

“The road past the market was closed to traffic while firefighters brought the flames under control,” he added.

Four of the five units consumed by the fire were single level, with Kan Saetiao, 51, residing in two single-level units, and Jutharat Lilapansit, 46, living in one unit with her fashion clothes shop at the front.

“Ms Ratee Krajanglok, 53, lives in the two-level unit at the end of the block. She has a clothes shop downstairs but lives upstairs with her family,” Lt Sunan said.

“Luckily they all escaped from the buildings unharmed,” he added.

“Police will investigate to find what caused the fire,” Lt Sunan said.

The fire is estimated to have caused “many millions” of baht in damage.

It has yet to be confirmed whether all the buildings were covered by insurance.

 

 

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Kurt | 15 March 2017 - 13:30:13

It makes me think about the always very crowded Phuket town Weekend Market.
When there a fire breaks out, oh boy, everything will burn down to the ground..
Fire engines simply can not enter that enormous complex.

If a good observer looks around,... the way they handle there the electricy supply.
Everything they sell there burns immediately like hell.
Many open cooking fires.

It is a miracle that so far everything still stands.

It is time the Governor orders fire prevention officers from Phuket fire brigade to inspect that whole complex.
A disaster is waiting, sooner or later, as the unsafe situation is now.

Don't tell me later you didn't know about it.

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