Fire destroys foam insulation factory in Samut Prakan
A polythene foam insulation factory in Samut Prakan burned down late Monday night in severe blaze that also damaged 20 vehicles, a garage and three houses.
No one was injured.
The fire, at the Miccell Company factory on Samut Prakan's Phra Pradaeng district, was reported to police at midnight on Monday.
Thirty fire engines were involved in tackling the blaze which took about two hours to extinguish. Damage was so severe that the two-storey building collapsed.
Phra Pradadeng district chief Woranat Noorod said there were seven workers inside the building when the fire broke out but no one was injured as they managed to run outside.
Woranat said flames also spread to a car park where 20 vehicles, including a bus, pickup trucks and six sedan cars, were damaged.
Three houses and a garage were also damaged as strong winds spread the flames.
The cause of the fire is unknown, he said.
Somporn Sarapim, 63, a security officer, said he was patrolling the factory's first building and heard an explosion in the second building about 300 metres away.
When he ran to check he saw seven workers running out of the building. He said flames spread quickly because of the strong winds.