Fire Destroys Second Hand Shop in Thalang, About 10 Million Baht in Damages

Thalang –

A fire destroyed a second-hand shop in Thalang with damage costing about 10 million baht.

Firefighters were notified of the fire at 3:20 P.M. on Tuesday (January 30th) at a second-hand shop on the Thep Krasattri Road in the Sri Soonthorn sub-district. They and the Phuket Express arrived at the scene to find a lot of black smoke and that the fire was heavily ablaze.

A short part of the road was temporarily blocked for fire engines. It took about an hour to control the fire due to dry weather and strong winds. However, the fire did not spread to the nearby area.

Two unidentified staffers of the shop and a firefighter sustained minor injuries. Staffers told Thai media that the fire started from the back of the shop but it was unclear exactly where. The cost of damages is estimated at about 10 million baht and the cause of the fire is being investigated by the Thai Forensic Police.

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.