Connect with us

Phuket

Fire contained in densely populated area of Phuket Town

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published

 on 

PHUKET: Three homes in a public housing community in Phuket Town were damaged last night in a fire that took firefighters about one hour to extinguish.

The fire broke out at about 9pm in a home on Soi 9 of the Saphan Ruam 2 Community, on the east side of Phuket Town near the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (PPAO) Hospital.

Phuket City Municipality firefighters had problems reaching the blaze in the densely-settled community, but after about an hour they eventually managed to contain the spread of the fire to just three homes.

Local officials who arrived at the scene included Phuket City Mayor Somjai Suwansupapana, Muang District Chief Supachai Pochanukul and Phuket City Police Superintendent Chote Chitchai.

The fire is thought to have started in home number 12. Nisa Chuenrod, the 40-year-old owner, said she was behind the building doing some housework when she noticed smoke coming from the second floor.

“I ran in and got my mother and husband out, then watched as the fire quickly spread to other houses. Luckily no one in my family got injured,” she said.

The only injury reported was to her neighbor Sunee Buathong, a 51-year-old resident of house number 10 next door. She passed out and was sent to hospital for treatment.

Mayor Somjai said she would send teams to estimate the cost of the damages and investigate the cause of the fire as soon as possible.

“I will send workers from Phuket City Municipality’s Division of Social Welfare to estimate the damages tomorrow. As for the cause of the fire, I will have to ask the police to investigate,” she said last night.

The Saphan Ruam community was first established in 1980 with help from Phuket City Municipality. The city rented the land from OrBorJor in order to find a replacement area for a community of squatters living near the Muang Phuket Municipal School.

Phuket City Municipality rents the land to Saphan Ruam Community tenants for a small annual fee. More than 1,000 people currently call the area home.

An amateur video is available at YouTube.

— Warisa Temram

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Protests2 hours ago

Monarchy supporters claim protesters weaponizing Covid-19

Coronavirus (Covid-19)2 hours ago

5.7% of foreign residents in Thailand have received a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine

Travel2 hours ago

Top 5 Diving Schools in Koh Samui

Sponsored1 day ago

Tour Phuket’s Islands with 5 Star Marine

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Lifestyle3 hours ago

Best Places for Golf in Koh Samui

Crime3 hours ago

Child pornography group run by Suphan Buri couple busted

Thailand4 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok restrictions extended, record high infections | August 5

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand4 hours ago

Drugs found inside monk’s pillow at Suvarnabhumi Airport

Thailand5 hours ago

Fairy Sweet Village in Pattaya catches on fire, again

Coronavirus (Covid-19)5 hours ago

Thursday Covid Update: 20,920 new cases; provincial totals

Thailand7 hours ago

Phuket’s BigGym allegedly closes 2 branches for good, doesn’t reimburse members

Travel7 hours ago

Phuket’s 5 most stunning villas for rent

News8 hours ago

USA tentatively plans to require all foreign visitors to be vaccinated

Thailand8 hours ago

Bangkok closure order extended until August 31

Best of9 hours ago

Ayutthaya’s 5 most amazing hotels

Coronavirus (Covid-19)9 hours ago

Nonthaburi field hospital adds an ICU

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism5 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending