A clothing store in Patong Beach in Phuket burst into flames after a reported short-circuit from a sign in front of the shop caused an electric spark on Monday, October 12.
Officers from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation were alerted of a fire incident at a commercial building in Soi Bangla around 8:00 AM. They rushed to the scene with three water trucks.
Thick smoke clouds and bursting flames were seen covering the clothing store located on the first floor as well as the whole building. The firefighters spent about thirty minutes spraying water at the building until the fire eventually stopped.
According to a local witness, constant sparks from the shop sign were seen before they ignited into flames. He then reported to the officers as the fire was quickly growing and burning the shop. The fire was in danger of harming nearby businesses such as the popular Sugar Club.
The officials assumed that the fire broke out after a short-circuit from a sign in front of the shop. The clothing store and its properties were heavily damaged and its estimated damage value is under official examination. No deaths or injuries were reported during the incident.
Photo Courtesy: Newshawk Phuket
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