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Blaze engulfs Phuket cable yard

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PHUKET: Fire broke out at the TT&T cable yard on Thepkrasattri Road in Koh Kaew last night, causing an estimated 10 million baht in damage.

No injuries were reported.

Firefighters arrived soon after 8pm to find the yard next to the TT&T main office building – located opposite the Isuzu showroom, north of Boat Lagoon (map here) – engulfed in flames

“About 10 firetrucks from four municipalities – Koh Kaew, Rassada, Cherng Talay and Pa Khlok – were dispatched to put out the fire,” said one Kusoldharm Rescue Foundation worker at the scene.

“Only four firetrucks were used to actually extinguish the blaze, but the firefighters from the extra firetrucks were needed to fight the fire,” he said.

The combined force of about 20 firefighters battled for an hour before bringing flames under control.

TT&T technician Songphol Pengprapai estimated the damage at 10 million baht.

Among the cables destroyed were heavy-grade telephony wires as well as reels of fiber-optic cables.

One company truck suffered minor damage.

“The cause of the fire has yet to be confirmed. We are waiting for experts to check,” Mr Songphol said.

— Thawit Bilabdullar

 

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