Illegal Chemical Warehouse Fire in Ayutthaya Engulfs Four Tonnes of Seized Waste, Prompts Emergency Evacuations


At 6:00 PM, on May 1st, 2024, Thai national media reported a fire incident of more than four tonnes of police-seized chemical waste at an illegal chemical storage warehouse in Phachi, Ayutthaya.

The illegal chemical storage warehouse was engulfed in violent flames and the area was covered by chemical smoke causing an unpleasant smell to locals.

Ayutthaya relevant agencies coordinated with more than 10 firetrucks to keep the fire under control overnight as the chemical waste was unidentified substances.

The locals and a nearby hospital patient were requested for immediate evacuation at night as the affected radius was three kilometers.

As of press time, the firefighters could extinguish the fire, however, white chemical smoke and an unpleasant smell were still in effect in a 100-meter radius.

Upon inspecting the air quality, the Thai Pollution Control Department reported that the air quality was not at a dangerous level, however, at the warehouse, the toxicity level was still very high. The Ayutthaya officials set up a field hospital as a temporary shelter for the locals.

Read our latest story about a fire at a massive chemical waste storage factory in Ban Khai, Rayong.

This article originally appeared on our sister website The Pattaya News.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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