The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search

Phuket Town school fire causes B500k in damage

Phuket Town school fire causes B500k in damage

PHUKET: No people were injured in a fire that broke out at Piboonsawasdee Municipal School in Phuket Town today (Mar 14), police have confirmed. Yet the blaze caused an estimated B500,000 in damage.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 14 March 2020, 04:18PM

The fire broke out at Piboonsawasdee Municipal School on Damrong Rd at about noon, Capt Keufah Pongsapan of Phuket City Police reported.

Three fire trucks were quickly dispatched to the scene and had the fire under control in half an hour. There were no students in the building at the moment because of Thai school break.

The fire started from the school shop room and then spread to the school bank room located in the same part of the building. After the fire was stopped, I inspected both rooms. All fans, air conditioners, clothes and other assets were burned. The cost of the damage caused by the fire is estimated at B500,000,” Capt Keufah said.

No students’ money was burn. All money is safe at Government Savings Bank,” school Director Wirot Khamkliang added.

BB and B

According to Capt Keufah, the fire was caused by a spark coming from welding work carried out on the second floor of the school building, right over the school shop room.

“A worker was welding steel on the second floor of this building. One of the sparks landed on the shop room below and started the fire, which later spread into the shop room and bank room,” Capt Keufah explained.

School food vendor Janjira Kroysoongnern was the person to spot the fire and raise the alarm.

“Now we are looking for the worker who did the welding. No charges has been pressed so far as we are continuing the investigation. The detail of the fire are being investigated as well,” he added.

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.


Kurt | 16 March 2020 - 08:55:36

J. excuse/downplaying/comparing not excepted.  :-)

Jor12 | 15 March 2020 - 12:49:30

Yup yup...just like the Grenfell fire in London fire that started in a kitchen and 72 died. In this school fire no deaths.  There was no supervisor there either.

Kurt | 14 March 2020 - 17:42:01

Yup-yup, don't use spark mats while welding, and try a fire cause by welding sparks. Great job! Was there no supervisor with brain present? Try a fire with the bill of about B500,000.   hehehe. One can't make it up.


Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Phuket Governor order warns of B20k fine for not wearing mask in public

We all understand that you need the revenue from advertisements to run your business PN, and we appr...(Read More)

Phuket Governor order warns of B20k fine for not wearing mask in public

Can the authorities please go to the roadblock at the Nai Harn road that goes around the lake. The...(Read More)

Governor exempts five hotels to receive new guests

One must ponder as to why these hotels were selected to stay open. I am a naturally suspicious perso...(Read More)

Patong blockade: No face mask, no entry

@DeK, yes, you wrote 'someone', indeed. Stop you insinuating nonsense. Mr Nasa writes commen...(Read More)

Phuket Governor orders ‘Patong Shutdown’

I'm wrong again, so sorry. It is 3-19 HOURS, not days lol. So sorry. ...(Read More)

Phuket Governor orders ’shut down’ for Chalong, Kathu

On another note.We do not hear anymore about water situation on Phuket island. Is this problem now n...(Read More)

Phuket officials announce just four ‘new’ cases of COVID, total hits 123

Kurt,every airport worldwide could be or is a Covid transmitting place.Same as a hospital or a supe...(Read More)

Ban on all international flights to Thailand extended

Shwe, you can find the answer in the article. I will give you a hint: " Cargo"...(Read More)

Phuket Governor orders ‘Patong Shutdown’

Keep calm everyone. Thailand is doing an amazing job under incredibly difficult circumstances. The f...(Read More)

Phuket Governor orders ‘Patong Shutdown’

No Christy, that's not correct. I've put the wrong times down. It is actually 3-19 days unde...(Read More)