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Welding sparks causes Central Phuket Floresta attraction fire

Welding sparks causes Central Phuket Floresta attraction fire

PHUKET: A fire at the still-under construction ‘Tribhum’ attraction at the newly-opened Central Phuket Floresta was caused by sparks coming from welding work still being carried out at the site.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 29 September 2018, 12:59PM


The fire was started by sparks from welding work still being carried out at the site. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

The fire was started by sparks from welding work still being carried out at the site. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Tribhum was to be a 3D virtual adventure fantasy walkthrough, which was to officially open in November.

Wichit Police were notified of a fire at Central Festival Floresta at 10:10am today.

Officers attended the scene together with 20 fire engines and it took firefighters only 15 minutes to bring the blaze under control.

From their initial investigations, police have found that welding work was still be carried out at the site of the Tribhum attraction and sparks from the work caused the fire.

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There were no reports of any injuries from the incident and evacuation procedures were used to remove customers from the main Cental Phuket Floresta building

At 12:10pm today, Wilaiporn Pitimanaree, Central Festival Phuket Vice President of Marketing and Leasing said that the Tribhum attraction area has now been blocked from public entry and that Central Phuket is now open again as usual.

Phuket Vice Governor Sanith Sriwihok is currently at the scene making investigations.

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mariagracia | 01 May 2019 - 12:33:20

Nice post you published here. Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by using high heat to melt the parts together and allowing them to cool causing fusion. Welding is distinct from lower temperature metal-joining techniques such as brazing and soldering, which do not melt the base metal.

Timothy | 30 September 2018 - 11:16:52

Only 4 hey Dek? Well, no problem then....

DeKaaskopp | 30 September 2018 - 09:38:13

"Don't forget in Patong and the disco where many farang and Thai died" As tragic as it was,but calling 4 fatalities { 2 Thais/2 Foreigner} "many" is a bit exaggerated.

Kurt | 30 September 2018 - 08:02:53

Every fire starts small! Take precautions.  When welding, cover surrounding materials with anti flammable blankets and have fire extinguishers stand by beside the welding.  Is that so difficult to handle?  Work with safety thinking!
But it is that ….'thinking'.....,  right?

Pauly44 | 30 September 2018 - 07:47:46

First the windows now this, shoppers should be on guard walking through that new central building, it was obviously rushed to open for the greedy developers to start making money with many shortcuts taken, it's still a construction site, like the airport underpass, one northbound lane open while all manner of construction continues around it, very dangerous. 

fedepar | 29 September 2018 - 15:12:13

Evacuation procedures ? Ridicolous !
While the fire was on, everybody was able to enter from the old building to the new one and walk around, the only concern of the staff was to prevent the customers to take pictures of the burning (why?). The flyover has been closed only after the fire was extinct.

Nasa12 | 29 September 2018 - 14:46:05

I only say FOAM FOAM and more FOAM, whay they still us that shi? When the building. Don’t forget in Patong and the disco where many farang and Thai died. 

philipmason69 | 29 September 2018 - 14:12:03

On a separate point, why is Central allowed to close the left-hand lane of the by-pass road in front of their new entrance? It's a public road and that lane should be for turning left at the junction, 20m up the road. Instead they've coned it off.  The other day the tunnel was closed and the jam at that junction was chaos, yet there were the cones again.

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