Major fire completely destroys recycling factory in Chonburi, second factory fire in one day

PHOTO: Jack Teewareejaroen

Chonburi –

A major fire broke out this afternoon (April 2nd) at a recycling factory in Ban Bueng district causing many workers to flee from the fire.

The Ban Bueng Police was notified of the fire at 1:30 P.M. at a warehouse which was part of a larger recycling factory.

Fire fighters rushed to the scene with multiple fire engines to find the warehouse on about 10 rais plots of land that was completely ablaze.

It took half an hour to extinguish the fire. The warehouse and many recyclable products inside were totally destroyed by the blaze.

PHOTO: Jack Teewareejaroen

Mr. Han Nongyai, 66, a staffer at the faculty, told associated Thai press, “We burn garbage every day at the factory as part of the work we do. Today, we burnt some wood before we went out for lunch. Wind might have blown some cinders from the burning area which is about four meters from the warehouse.”

Meanwhile, Ban Bueng forensic police are continuing their investigation to find the exact cause of the blaze.

This is the second factory blaze in the Chonburi area in the past day, we covered the burning of a plastics factory yesterday here.

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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.