Phuket firefighters avert potential disaster at fried ice cream shop

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A potential disaster was averted in the wee hours of today when a fire, which could have engulfed a fried ice cream shop in Phuket, was swiftly contained by firefighters. The incident took place in Soi Paniang, Samkong, a neighbourhood in the bustling city of Phuket.

Firefighters from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation branch at Phuket City Municipality were summoned to the scene at approximately 12.49am. Upon arrival, the team discovered a tangled mess of power cables ablaze outside the shop. It was a race against time, but the firefighters quickly extinguished the flames.

Thankfully, there were no reports of injuries due to the fire, suggesting that everyone managed to evacuate the premises in time. The source of the fire seems to have been an electrical control box, which sustained minor damage.

Following the extinguishment of the fire, the fire teams requested officials from the Provincial Electricity Authority to investigate the cause of the issue, reported Phuket News.

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In the wake of the incident, residents of the Phuket City Municipality area were encouraged to report any fires as quickly as possible to reduce property damage and avoid potential harm to people. Local authorities can be contacted on 076-211111 or the 24-hour hotline 199.

In related news, the bustling streets of Pattaya bore witness to a heroic act on Monday when a vigilant city worker prevented a potential catastrophe. The worker, holding a part-time job as a motorcycle taxi driver, sprang into action when he saw flames engulfing overhead cables in Central Pattaya’s Soi 16.

In other news, a fierce blaze tore through three connected motorcycle parts shops in Loei, sparking a series of explosions and marking the city’s worst fire in 11 years.

The inferno, which erupted at 8.30pm on Wednesday, prompted an intense firefighting effort that lasted nearly two hours before the flames were finally subdued. The fire, reported at Saeng Thong Parts on Nok Kaeo Road within the Loei municipal area, resulted in a formidable response from the municipal fire brigade.

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