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A fire in Samut Prakan province, just southeast of Bangkok, caused major damage to an ice factory warehouse and 3 vehicles in the early hours of this morning. No injuries were reported. A duty officer at Samrong Tai police station says the blaze at the ice factory on Soi Wat Mahawong in tambon Samrong was reported just after midnight.

The warehouse, built on 200 square metres of land, was already engulfed in flames when the first of 5 fire engines arrived from neighbouring districts. Loud explosions were heard as refrigerated containers in the warehouse detonated. Firefighters got the blaze under control in about 30 minutes. 2 pickup trucks and a motorcycle parked in the warehouse were also burnt.

Police are investigating, but say the likely cause was an electrical short circuit. There was no one in the warehouse when the fire broke out.

The full damage is still being assessed.

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SOURCE: Bangkok Post | Post Today | Siam Rath

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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