Communication cables catch fire, caused temporary power outage in Pattaya

PHOTO: 77kaoded


Communication cables caught fire in Pattaya at about noon today and caused a power outage in some parts of the city.

Pattaya firefighters were notified of the fire in Soi Nern Plubwan in front of a 7-11.

Firefighters with multiple fire engines arrived at the scene to find the fire was already ablaze and spreading across a series of mostly communication wires.

It took about twenty minutes to put out and control the fire, preventing it from spreading to nearby business.

The cables were heavily damaged and electricity was shut off while staff from the Provincial Electric Authority office worked on cable repairs. They stated the issue caused power outages across the so-called dark side, some lasting extended periods of time.

The exact cause has not been determined by authorities at this time.

Story by The Pattaya News

SOURCE: 77kaoded

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.