A FIRE that broke out in the middle of the night in Narathiwat Ratchanakarin soi 6, Sathorn district, completely destroyed 8 houses and partially damaged an apartment building nearby, Thai News Agency reported this morning (Feb. 22).
A total of 3 residents and firemen were cut by flying glass and were slightly burnt in this big blaze which broke out at 1 am in a wooden row house.
Firemen took 45 minutes to put out the blaze which also damaged the ceiling of a nearby apartment building and 4 of its rooms.
Questioning of people living nearby revealed that just before the fire erupted they saw foreign workers residing in this house lighting and placing incense sticks in the compound after which the fire erupted. Police are chasing these foreign workers.
Forensic police will investigate in detail again today while Sathorn officials are going in to give the victims assistance.
Top and in-text: The fierce fire raging in Narathiwat Ratchanakarin soi 6 last night. Photos: Thai News Agency