Warehouse blaze causes B2m damage

PHUKET TOWN: An electrical fire this morning caused damage estimated at two million baht in a recently built warehouse belonging to furniture company Phuket Intercraft Co Ltd, on Chao Fa East Rd. Police at first suspected arson until they were told that the building was not insured. Nutchanart Benchakij, owner of the company, told the Gazette that no one was in the building when the blaze broke out. K Nutchanart said firefighters were on the scene within 10 minutes. Meanwhile, workers borrowed a fire hose from the nearby Kajornkiatsuksa School to tackle the fire. “It was about 11:30 am. The fire started on the second floor and nobody was in the building. The second floor contained lots of wooden furniture, sponge, plastics and cloth for making beach beds,” K. Nutchanart said. Thanks to the fact that the warehouse was built from relatively fire-resistant materials, firefighters were able to stop the blaze spreading to nearby buildings. Pol Maj Chockchai Suthimaik, Duty Officer of Phuket Town Police Station, said that after the blaze was extinguished police found a variety of plugs and electric cables on the second floor. Maj Chockchai said the warehouse was completed only five months ago and was not insured.

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