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Chalong Circle blaze claims five motorbikes

Legacy Phuket Gazette

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CHALONG: A fire at Chalong Circle before dawn on Thursday reduced five motorcycles to charred frames.

The fire, reported to police about 4:30 am, quickly engulfed five motorbikes parked side-by-side in front of the “Ha Yak Mobile” mobile phone shop, opposite the Bank of Ayudhya Chalong branch.

Pol Capt Parichat Jaturonphan of the Chalong Police told the Gazette that three of the bikes belonged to staff at the mobile phone shop who were sleeping inside when the fire broke out.

It took bystanders about 10 minutes to put out the fire, which was fueled by the petrol from burning gas tanks, he said.

The owners of the bikes told police that they had no enemies and could not suggest any reason why their vehicles may have been deliberately set alight.

The value of the bikes was not more than 200,000, as they were all secondhand, Capt Parichat said.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated, he added.

 

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