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Fire breaks out in closed hotel’s storage room

Fire breaks out in closed hotel’s storage room

PHUKET: No people were injured in a fire that broke out in a closed hotel on Kata Rd in Karon last night (Aug 17).

Safety
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 18 August 2020, 11:54AM


Lt Col Patiwat Yodkwan of the Karon Police explained that police and firefighters were called to the Phuket Kata Resotel at around 8:45pm. 

Karon Municipality’s Fire Department Chief Theerapong Karndee explained that three fire trucks were dispatched to the hotel, where a storage room of the hotel’s Food & Beverage department was ablaze.

Firefighters took only about 10 minutes to extinguish the fire, he noted.

The alarm was first raised by Thanatkiat Ajarnyut, a shareholder of the hotel, who smelled smoke and asked a staffer staying at the resort to help search the hotel for the source, Mr Theerapong said

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The staffer found the fire and called the fire department, he added.

Lt Col Patiwat said an initial examination of the scene led officers to believe that the fire was started by short circuit from the refrigerators in the room. 

The cost of the damage caused by the fire has yet to be assessed, while officers investigate to confirm the cause of the fire, Lt Col Patiwat said.

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Kurt | 19 August 2020 - 07:55:15

Are all  cables on the photos electric wires?  If so, nice piece of installation work. Hehehe. See that everywhere. Are there no good electric technical courses on Phuket to train electricians properly? Perhaps a good idea to set up such school course. Fit's in to have teaching jobs on Phuket in the 'New Normal', besides just 'tourism' jobs.
Can prevent many fires as we have t...

Hermann1 | 18 August 2020 - 19:44:30

The good old faulty short circuit. The excuse for every fire. Are there no regular checks by the fire department ? Only need to look at spaghetti cables on picture 3. When will they learn and upgrade on their  now third world status ? Pfff !007

 

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