Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Phuket tourists flee as power cables catch fire

PHUKET: Power cables ablaze overhead on a busy road in Kata sent tourists scurrying for cover yesterday evening (Feb 19).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 20 February 2017, 03:02PM

The fire broke out on the small road linking Kata Beach with Kata Noi Beach at about 6:30pm.

As the fire started to spread along the cables over the street, some people attempted took douse the flames with small fire extinguishers, but to no avail.

Karon Police soon arrived and blocked the road and firefighters from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Karon office also soon arrived.

While firefighters were trying to extinguish the fire, a small transformer over the road exploded, showering sparks down onto the road.


Firefighters too took about 20 minutes to bring the fire under control.

There was no injures reported from the incident.

Karon Police told The Phuket News they were still investigating the cause of fire.



Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters

yvonne | 20 February 2017 - 22:37:08

All those wires like birds nests and spaghetti hanging everywhere are mindboggling. Surprised that  SERIOUS fires have not broken out before or have they? More AND more added all the time, needs urgent attention before large  parts of Phuket go up in flames and spreads to buildings,hotels,markets and many deaths and major disasters. . Also in other parts of Thailand.

Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
DPM Prawit tight-lipped since joking about Nairobi attack

DPM/ Minister of Defence Prawit better spend his energy on fighting and isolating the thai terrorist...(Read More)

New B25mn tsunami-warning buoy ‘to be operational tomorrow’

The two clueless ones can babble on as much as they like. The buoys are just an abject waste of time...(Read More)

Tout dumps slow loris with tourist, evades arrest at Kata Beach

Get it right. Again check the act. No point in making a comment when you dont know what you're ...(Read More)

Bangkok haze sweeps into surrounding provinces

Silly "Bangkok Post".Calling it "Haze" again.Our prof. on here corrected them al...(Read More)

New B25mn tsunami-warning buoy ‘to be operational tomorrow’

",,,when you live high/dry" In your case i believe the being"high" state,"d...(Read More)

TAT cultivates India as rich source of tourist arrivals

A rich source of tourists, but not a source of rich tourists......(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: ‘Reviving’ drowning victims

I'm a first aid instructor, but I would NEVER give CPR to someone in Thailand for one simple fac...(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: ‘Reviving’ drowning victims

Great informative article. Every Phuket beach life guard, all tourist boat 'captain's' s...(Read More)

US Govt shutdown prevents tsunami-warning buoy going live

The sane world really needs to focus on weaning itself from the US. The empire is crumbling and ther...(Read More)

Model claiming Trump secrets ’dragged’ into Russian detention

The only reason she was arrested i. Moscow was the Thai government turned her in. ...(Read More)