Fire Damages Home in Wichit Causing Over 300,000 Baht of Damages

Wichit –

A fire has damaged a house in a housing estate in Wichit.

Firefighters from the Wichit Municipality were notified of the fire after midday on Monday (December 25th) at the Phuket Villa 3 Soi 4/4 village.

Firefighters with two fire engines arrived at the scene to find lots of black smoke coming out from the house. It took about 20 minutes to control the fire and the fire did not spread to nearby houses. The house’s kitchen was totally destroyed but luckily no injuries were reported.

Mrs. Jantana Suppawiriyakorn, a witness, told the Phuket Express that she had been boiling candles, beeswax, and some herbs in the kitchen at the back of the house when the fire from the stove spread very quickly. She tried to put out the fire with a wet cloth but failed. The cost of damages is estimated at more than 300,000 baht. The exact cause of the fire is still being investigated by the forensic police as of press time.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.