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Dangling wires suspected as cause of pickup engine blaze in Phuket

PHUKET: A Krabi-registered pickup was found on fire in front of PPAO Baan Nabon School on Chao Fa East Rd on Friday afternoon (Oct 20).


By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 21 October 2017, 01:03PM


Capt Jarat Leampan of Wichit Police was notified about the incident at 4.30 pm and arrived at the scene shortly after.

The owner of the car, Mr Thongpha Leela, 48, from Chalong, told the police that at about 4 pm he drove to the school to take his kid back home. Mr Thongpha parked his vehicle next to a power pole on the side of the road and walked into the school building. The man had no idea that his pickup caught fire until it was announced through speakerphones.

Having heard the announcement, Mr Thongpha rushed outside and found the bonnet of his light blue Isuzu engulfed in flames and a team of firefighters from Wichit Municipality fighting hard to extinguish the blaze. By the time they finished the pickup's engine was completely destroyed by fire.

“We believe the fire was caused by a wire dangling from the pole. It could have created a spark and ignite the engine, which is now completely destroyed. We will proceed with our investigation, including checking CCTV records,” Capt Jarat said.

Mr Thongpha added that he noticed some wires while he was parking but thought nothing of it at the time.

 

 

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Kurt | 22 October 2017 - 19:02:37

Hahahaha, Let's hope for the car owner that with the help of the 'very analytical believe report' of the RTP, he and his insurance can claim a new car from the Phuket Electricity Company which lets wires dangling.  :-)
Question: were the wires 'on' or 'off', electrical wise ?
Funny case, very entertaining.

Timothy | 22 October 2017 - 09:05:00

Another fine example of the local's idea of proper parking in Phuket. He left his truck half way out on the street long enough for it to catch fire and the fire department to show up. 

Rorri_2 | 21 October 2017 - 17:05:59

Where do these Thai police get there qualifications.."We believe the fire was caused by a wire dangling from the pole" what utter rubbish, even lightning doesn't normally cause a car to ignite, possibly trained at the same school as the Naval "experts" who didn't know what a torpedo looked like.

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