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Fire scare in Patong as restaurant catches alight

Fire scare in Patong as restaurant catches alight

PHUKET: A fume extractor caked with grease caught fire in Soi Sansabai in the heart of Patong last night (Dec 10), sending plumes of smoke in the air and raising concerns that the fire would quickly spread to adjacent buildings.

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By Tanyaluk Sakoot

Wednesday 11 December 2019, 04:10PM


The fire broke out at a Middle Eastern restaurant in the small, but bustling street, at about 7:35pm, said Maj Anon Udompracharak of the Patong Police.

Restaurant staff and even security guards from the nearby Jungceylon shopping mall attempted to contain, but failed, he said.

Patong Municipality firefighters arrived by about 8pm, and extinguished the fire in 15 minutes, he added.

“There people were injured by the fire, and the fire did not cause any damage to the electrical cables hanging across the front of the restaurant, which were close to where the fire was,” Maj Anon said.

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Maj Anon, who said he was unable to recall the restaurant’s name, explained that he had cautioned the restaurant’s owner to make sure the fume extractor hood was cleaned properly, and regularly, after it was found that grease in the hood had caught alight.

“The restaurant cook said he lit the cooker as he usually does, and some oil stains around the stove and caught alight, and the flames then continued up to to the smoke extractor. The fire started inside the kitchen and spread out to the outside,” Maj Anon explained.

“So I checked the smoke extractor, and there were still some oil stains left inside. I ordered the restaurant owner to work seriously on deep cleaning the kitchen and the smoke extractor for safety,” Maj Anon said.

The Patong Fire Department told The Phuket News that they will work with officers from the Patong Municipality Health Division to carry out inspections at other food preparation venues to prevent any similar incidents.

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Kurt | 13 December 2019 - 08:04:09

Amazing how a high ranking RTP Officer can lie that he can't recall the name of the restaurant. Must be in report under his nose.  Oh wait! This is to prevent tourists  to know what restaurant has such a dirty kitchen. Simply protection/understanding of thai interest. With a 'substantial thanks' ?

Pascale | 12 December 2019 - 21:53:30

"Is there no end to their ability ?"Haha, compared with that select circle of a few wannabe professionals,headed by that incredible Inspector K.,who likes to post his expertise on nearly every topic on here,the police is rather clueless.Actually I can't see the need to publish any opinions/thoughts from the police or officials as some poster know it all better anyway.So good to have ...

Kurt | 12 December 2019 - 11:45:55

And great that because of this 'grease fire' the Municipality Health Division starts to understand that restaurant kitchen inspections on cleanness are needed and done like in smart and restaurant cleanness aware countries.

Fascinated | 11 December 2019 - 23:33:45

Great that Phuket police officers are not only structural enginners but trained Fire Investigation Officers as well- is there no end to their ability? A shame they are pump at policing.

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