Midnight blaze turns golf course into ‘tee-rific’ inferno

Picture courtesy of KhaoSod

A midnight explosion echoed through Chachoengsao province, leading to a massive fire that razed a golf course warehouse, destroying five vehicles in the process. The incident unfolded at 12am today.

Deputy Inspector Pak Jambairat of San Pudas Police Station, upon receiving the fire report, immediately rushed to the scene with the Chachoengsao fire-fighting unit and the San Pudas municipal fire truck.

The scene of the incident was a single-storey wooden storage warehouse at a golf course, situated beneath the course’s water tank. The fire spread rapidly, consuming three motorcycles and two pickup trucks parked within the warehouse. Various pieces of equipment stored inside the warehouse were also destroyed by the fire. Firefighters battled the blaze for nearly two hours before finally bringing it under control, reported KhaoSod.

Suphawat (surname withheld), the 51 year old caretaker at the scene, recounted the terrifying moments leading up to the fire. Asleep in his room, he was jolted awake by the sound of an explosion. Upon stepping outside, he was met with the sight of the warehouse being rapidly consumed by the fire.

He immediately called the fire department. Preliminary suspicions suggest an electrical circuit fault may have caused the fire. The total cost of the damages is still being assessed.

In related news, a four-storey warehouse, adjacent to a luxury car showroom in the Vibhavadi area was engulfed in a rapid fire. The incident, which led to minor injuries for two fire-fighters, reportedly started with sounds of explosions before the fire spread quickly.

The warehouse, located in Soi Vibhavadi 22 Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road, Jompol, Chatuchak District, Bangkok, stores various types of goods, including flammable electric motorcycle batteries.

The warehouse, which suffered severe damage, had a part of its rear structure collapse due to the intense heat of the flames. Read more about the Bangkok warehouse fire by clicking the link.

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