A fire swept through 13 shophouses at a market in Si Sa Ket late on Monday night, police said.
Police at 11.30 pm told the Muang Si Sa Ket Municipality’s fire department to send fire engines to Thessaban 3 Market.
Ten fire engines took over three hours to control the blaze as it went through the 13 buildings.
The owner of a damaged shophouse said he heard a gas explosion, went outside and saw flames coming from a shophouse, and so shouted to wake up his neighbours and called police.
Muang Si Sa Ket district chief Somkiart Srikhao said forensic police have yet to investigate the cause of the fire.