Large fire at Samut Sakhon factory put under control after breaking out for two hours

Samut Sakhon –

A large fire was eventually put under control this afternoon, October 27th, after breaking out for nearly two hours at a furniture factory in the Mueng district of Samut Sakhon province, evacuating hundreds of workers.

Firefighters along with police from the Khok Kham sub-district police station and volunteers arrived at the furniture factory after being alerted of the incident at around 11:30 AM. Upon arrival, a huge cloud of smoke was reportedly seen from the five-story building. The strong fire had burned and collapsed the building roof.

About 100 factory workers were told to evacuate immediately before the rescue team spent nearly two hours extinguishing the fire. All of the people evacuated were reportedly safe with no deaths or injuries reported.

Factory security guard Wissanu, 26, told the officials that he was on duty when he spotted the fire coming from the right side of the top floor, where salon products and equipment were stored waiting to be delivered.

He hurriedly notified hundreds of workers in the building and called to security members to extinguish the fire but the fire spread quickly and strongly and became beyond their control. Wissanu then called the provincial officials for help.

The investigative team is now examining the scene for the cause and the start of the fire. The total damage value and property loss are now being estimated.

Photo Courtesy: Manager Online


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.