Fire

  • Thailand News

    Elderly rice farmer dies in field blaze in Udon Thani

    A tragic incident occurred yesterday in Udon Thani province where a 73 year old rice farmer perished in a blaze that swept through his field. Police Deputy Inspector Niwat Jaengkrathok of Huai Luang Police Station, alongside medical personnel from Udon Thani Hospital Center and the Sawang Metha Tham rescue team, responded to the distress call at Ban Naklong, in the…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket Airport rescue department tackles local fires

    Phuket International Airport’s Fire and Rescue Department was summoned to tackle two challenging fires in the nearby areas yesterday. The areas affected included an abandoned section opposite Thalang Technical College and Baan Mak Prok locality in Mai Khao. Both fires had rapidly spread across extensive plots of land, posing a considerable challenge to the firefighters. However, the airport rescue personnel,…

  • Chiang Mai News

    Fire lights up Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep Forest blaze sparks alarm

    The night skies over Chiang Mai were illuminated after a fire erupted in Doi Suthep Forest. The incident, reported by local media on Wednesday, April 17, was first sighted at a temple nestled within the forest. Phuping Forest fire officers from Doi Suthep-Pui National Park were the first ones to spot the blaze and were promptly dispatched to the site…

  • Thailand News

    Pattaya commercial building fire leaves two injured

    A commercial building in Pattaya was engulfed in flames on Thursday night, resulting in two individuals injured. The fire broke out at 7.06pm at a structure within the Ta Kian Tia sub-district of the Bang Lamung District in Chon Buri Province. The building was known to accommodate a shop selling kratom juice. Upon receiving the distress call, teams from the…

  • Thailand News

    Man’s fiery folly: Smoking while filling petrol bottles leads to fire

    An absentminded Thai man inadvertently triggered a catastrophic blaze by smoking while filling up petrol bottles leading to a catastrophic blaze that engulfed his house and caused moderate injuries in Nong Prue, Bang Lamung, Chon Buri. On Wednesday, April 3, a man inadvertently triggered a catastrophic blaze by smoking while filling up petrol bottles. The resulting fire engulfed his house and…

  • Thailand News

    Blaze engulfs Sisaket building following gas cylinder explosions

    A commercial building in Sisaket province was engulfed in flames early this morning, following two explosive sounds suspected to be from gas cylinders. The blaze rapidly spread, causing chaos as firefighting teams rushed to extinguish the fire, which started at 4.10am near Luang Sumangkalaram Temple. Police officer Weerawich Sriponduan from the Sisaket City Police Station immediately attended the scene alongside…

  • Thailand News

    Pathum Thani condo site fire swiftly doused, no injuries reported

    A construction site fire at a condominium in the Khu Khot area of Pathum Thani province was swiftly contained, with no injuries reported, according to Noble Development Plc. The company confirmed the incident occurred yesterday in a temporary storage area and not in residential zones, reassuring that business operations would continue as usual today. Yesterday, a fire broke out at…

  • Thailand News

    House fire in Kra Chon causes 100,000 baht damage, sparks investigation

    A single-storey concrete house was engulfed in flames, leading to extensive damage and a call for those responsible to come forward. This incident, which occurred today, March 24, is believed to have originated from local farmers illegally burning rice straw in nearby fields, causing the fire to spread uncontrollably. The 50 year old homeowner, Duangsamorn, returned home to a scene…

  • South Thailand News

    Thai government promises aid following 44 insurgent fires in South

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin declared on Saturday that the government is stepping in to offer aid and reparation to the victims of the 44 incendiary incidents that swept through Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, and Songkhla the previous day. In the quest for justice, Srettha has assigned the task of investigating this string of fires to the acting national police chief, Kittirat…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok blaze claims gold investor’s life in Wang Thonglang district

    A tragic fire engulfed a luxurious residence in the Wang Thonglang district of Bangkok, claiming the life of a gold stock investor, the house owner, in his bedroom. The incident occurred early in the morning, and by the time the emergency services arrived, the fire had rapidly spread throughout the property, leaving little to salvage. In the early hours of…

  • Thailand News

    Borrowed money turns to ashes: Thai man loses 100,000 baht in van fire (video)

    A Thai man’s fortunes went up in smoke when he borrowed 100,000 baht from a bank to settle an informal debt, only to lose the entire sum in a van fire accident in the central province of Prachin Buri. Firefighters from Prahantakam District Office in Prachin Buri rushed to extinguish the fire that broke out in the van owned by 34…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Cabinet tackles smog problem with 272 million baht project

    The annual 2024 fiscal budget saw the Thai Cabinet allotting 272 million baht (US$7.59 million) towards a strategic project, intent on confronting wildfire and smog problems, and reducing PM2.5 dust. The announcement came from the Thai deputy government spokeswoman, Kanika Aunjit, during a press conference held on March 3. The alarming rise of PM2.5 problems accelerated this decision witnessed in…

  • World News

    Mysterious body found in burnt Japan home sparks online intrigue

    A mysterious case has captured the attention of online communities after a house fire in Japan revealed a charred body, raising questions about the victim’s identity since the homeowner and his relatives were confirmed safe. The incident occurred in the town of Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, at noon on February 20, when a house was engulfed in flames, resulting in…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Thailand’s fiery plight: 400+ hotspots spark concern

    Thailand is currently grappling with more than 400 hotspots, with the highest concentration in the provinces of Chiang Mai, Lampang, and Mae Hong Son, each reporting over 40 incidents. In comparison, neighbouring countries are also facing significant challenges, with Myanmar recording 3,065 hotspots, Cambodia 1,341, Laos 704, and Vietnam 414 as of February 18. The Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development…

  • Pattaya News

    Unexpected fire at East Thailand hospital disrupts communication and power

    A blaze unexpectedly ignited on an electricity pole nearing the Somdet Borommaratchadewi Sri Racha Hospital in Sri Racha yesterday, February 14, wreaking havoc on communication cables and leading to service disruptions in the area. In the early hours of yesterday, around 2.30am, a fire report involving telecommunication lines on an electricity pole situated in front of the hospital was received…

  • Thailand News

    Nong Prue authorities rush to quell massive garbage pond blaze

    A fire tore through a vast garbage pond in Soi Thung Klom-Tan Man near Pattaya on Monday evening. The Nong Prue Municipal Disaster Mitigation Center sprang into action following reports of the inferno around 10pm, Monday, February 12, prompting a swift response from municipal officials across the region. Stretching across an expanse of over 10 rais and owned by Nong…

  • Phuket News

    Swift action by Wichit firefighters prevents neighbourhood disaster

    A blazing inferno swept through a small residence in Wichit, Phuket at the weekend leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Thanks to the swift action of local firefighters, the flames were kept from spreading to nearby buildings, saving the neighbourhood from a potentially catastrophic domino effect. Upon receiving word of the fire, located in Soi Thep Anusorn 6…

  • Thailand News

    Udon Thani temple’s rice husk pagoda destroyed by fire

    A revered temporary rice husk pagoda at Wat Nakathewi in Udon Thani province was engulfed in flames last night, leaving behind a charred metal framework. At 9pm yesterday, February 5, local disaster prevention and mitigation officials were alerted to the fire, which rapidly consumed the structure despite the efforts of firefighters, temple committee members, and residents. Notably, the temple’s cherished…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket secondhand warehouse fire causes 10 million baht in damages

    A secondhand goods warehouse located near Thepkrasattri Road, Phuket, was engulfed in flames yesterday, January 30, causing traffic congestion and an estimated 10 million baht (US$282,298) in damages. The fire reportedly began with a small flame used to smoke out beehives, which unexpectedly spread to the warehouse. The blaze was reported to the Thalang Police around 2.30pm. Fire trucks initially…

  • Thailand News

    Fertilizer factory fire in Kanchanaburi sets ablaze over 100 paint containers

    A fire broke out at a renowned fertiliser factory in Kanchanaburi province, engulfing over a hundred 200-litre paint containers. The blaze, which started at 9.30pm yesterday, January 29, was reportedly caused by burning sugarcane debris from the wind onto the storage area, igniting the containers and setting off explosions. The inferno necessitated a response from over 30 fire trucks, with…

  • Thailand News

    Fire engulfs recyclable waste mountain in northern Thailand

    A fire erupted atop a mound of recyclable waste at the headquarters of Wongpanit International Co Ltd in Phitsanulok province. Fortunately, no casualties were reported. Over 20 fire engines and a multitude of firefighters battled for hours to wrestle the flames under control in the northern province’s Mueang district. Wongpanit, a recycling centre boasting over 2,000 franchise branches nationwide, witnessed…

  • China News

    Deadly blaze in Jiangxi shop claims 39 lives, President Xi demands action

    At least 39 people died and nine were injured in a fire that broke out in the basement of a shop in Xin Yu City, Jiangxi Province, China. The blaze began yesterday afternoon, with smoke billowing from the building, prompting desperate individuals to jump from windows to escape the inferno. President Xi Jinping has ordered a thorough investigation into the…

  • Thailand News

    Late night kitchen blaze claims three young lives in Phichit

    Three young lives were tragically lost to a fierce house fire that erupted late last night in Phichit province, with two others sustaining serious injuries. The blaze, which police and emergency services responded around 1.30am today, January 24, is believed to have begun in the kitchen of the two-story dwelling, according to a 14 year old survivor who reported hearing…

  • Phuket News

    Transformer-triggered blaze engulfs Phuket apartment, no casualties

    In the early hours today, a transformer-triggered blaze engulfed an apartment building in the heart of Phuket Town. Fortunately, the incident did not result in any resident casualties. Phuket City Police reported that the fire started around 12.05am, right in front of the Pink Mansion residential building on Hongyok Uthit Road. On receiving the distress call, the authorities swiftly dispatched…

  • Thailand News

    Midnight blaze turns golf course into ‘tee-rific’ inferno

    A midnight explosion echoed through Chachoengsao province, leading to a massive fire that razed a golf course warehouse, destroying five vehicles in the process. The incident unfolded at 12am today. Deputy Inspector Pak Jambairat of San Pudas Police Station, upon receiving the fire report, immediately rushed to the scene with the Chachoengsao fire-fighting unit and the San Pudas municipal fire…

  • Thailand News

    Online bought solar cell causes devastating fire in Thai family home

    A tragic incident occurred when a solar cell-induced short circuit resulted in a catastrophic fire that razed an entire house in Pathumthani Province’s Bang Khu Wat district. The unfortunate event happened on January 3, at house number 40, Moo 9, Bang Khu Wat, Mueang Pathumthani District, leaving the house and all its contents destroyed. The single-storey house, elevated and roofed…

  • Thailand News

    Korat’s iconic wooden bridge damaged in field fire, restoration underway

    The century-old wooden bridge in Nakhon Ratchasima, a popular vintage tourist spot, suffered significant damage following a field fire. The incident has prompted the village headman to pursue legal action against the person responsible for starting the fire, while also rushing to restore the bridge for usage. Laiyad Hakratok, the headman of Khok Krachai district, along with Panya Yaemkratok, the…

  • Thailand News

    Fire engulfs paper factory in Pathum Thani, Thailand, no casualties

    Firefighters in Pathum Thani, Thailand, this morning tirelessly battled a blaze that engulfed a substantial paper factory warehouse in the Muang district. The fire, which started in the early hours of today, did not result in any casualties. The Mawanpathum Paper Co factory, located in Tambon Bang Kradee, was the site of the inferno. According to Suwat Phoree, investigation chief…

  • Thailand News

    Samut Prakan state of emergency after pesticide fire incident

    A leak from a 200-litre drum of pesticides in a pickup truck sparked a state of emergency in Samrong Nuea, Samut Prakan. The incident occurred as the clock struck 7pm yesterday, drawing in firefighter teams and corresponding authorities to the scene. In response to the incident, Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin intervened at 10.20pm, instructing the Governor of Samut Prakan…

  • Thailand News

    Thai driver’s vehicle carrying hazardous chemical catches fire

    A Thai driver transporting a dangerous chemical called aluminium phosphate, commonly used to eliminate agricultural pests, last night found himself in a precarious situation when his vehicle caught fire. The incident unfolded in Soi Porn Sawang 7, Samrong Nua Subdistrict, Samut Prakan. A rapid response by local fire crews and the Ruamkatanyu Foundation contained the situation, preventing a potential disaster.…

  • Phuket News

    Mystery blaze engulfs fishing boats on Phuket’s eastern coast

    A trio of dilapidated fishing vessels fell victim to an early morning inferno on the eastern coast of Phuket Town yesterday. The flaming spectacle quickly drew the attention of local authorities, who were alerted to the incident around 5am. Arriving at the fiery scene of the fishing vessels, the police and firefighters found the boats engulfed in flames near the…

  • Thailand News

    Nakhon Pathom: Tragic fire in Bang Len claims life of bedridden man

    A fire incident claimed the life of a 53 year old bedridden man when a blaze engulfed his home, leaving it almost destroyed. Chedchai’s mother discovered the horrifying scene upon returning from a shopping trip. Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire, which occurred at 9.49am today, December 26. The incident occurred in a single-storey wooden house with a…

  • Thailand News

    Luxury BMW catches fire in Phuket: Engine malfunction suspected

    A high-end BMW caught fire near a fuel station in Phuket, causing significant damage to the vehicle in the early hours of the morning today, December 15. The local authorities quickly responded to the incident, extinguishing the blaze to prevent further harm. The owner of the car revealed that smoke began to emit from the engine, prompting suspicions of mechanical malfunction.…

  • Thailand News

    Fire disrupts wedding in Rama 3 district: Couple unsatisfied with event organiser’s response (video)

    A wedding celebration in the Rama 3 district was thrown into chaos as fire broke out, forcing guests to flee. The newlyweds, Vat and Porn, had hired a local event organiser for their special day but were left unsatisfied with their handling of the incident and the lack of responsibility shown. Despite the fire, the event organiser quickly focused on…

  • Thailand News

    Huay Kaew temple in Phitsanulok suffers 200 million baht fire damage

    A devastating fire swept through the renowned Huay Kaew temple in Phitsanulok, destroying a teakwood sermon hall and causing over 200 million baht in damages. The blaze, which reportedly originated in the kitchen, led the resident monks to flee for their lives and also engulfed a red-plate Toyota truck parked nearby. The incident occurred at approximately 2.30am today. Upon receiving…

  • Thailand News

    Late night fire damages Buriram college dormitory and fertiliser storage

    A late-night fire at the student dormitory of Buriram Agricultural and Technology College caused significant damage to a bedroom and fertiliser storage facility. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. The preliminary investigation suggests that the fire may have been caused by an electrical short circuit due to old, faulty wiring. In the early hours of today, the Buriram Sawang Charity Rescue…

  • Thailand News

    Late night inferno destroys family home in Ratchaburi

    Firefighters were called to extinguish a blazing inferno that had engulfed a house late at night. The property belongs to a man who had left it in the care of his grandson and his family. The entire building was destroyed in the fire that is suspected to have been caused by an electrical short circuit at around 10pm yesterday. Police…