A fire broke out at Ying Charoen Market in Bangkok at around midnight last night, damaging at least 50 shops and stalls.
Ying Charoen Market’s manager, Saichon Sawasdichai, said to officials that the fire started from a warehouse near the market’s appliances center.
The manager said:
“A preliminary report revealed that around 50 stalls were damaged in the fire of the total 1,500 stalls in the market.”
“A goldsmith’s shop suffered the most serious damage, but luckily no one was there since it was past the opening hours.”
More than 20 fire engines had responded to the scene.
Rescue vehicles from respective nearby police stations had also pitched in to help stop the fire.
According to officials, it took them two hours to control the fire.
The market has been temporarily closed while officials are conducting an investigation to ascertain the fire’s cause.
Source: The Nation