Many houses destroyed in community fire

Many houses destroyed in community fire

Firefighters battle a blaze in the Bon Kai community in Pathum Wan district, Bangkok, on Tuesday. The fire destroyed at least 10 homes. (Photo: Jor Sor 100 traffic radio)
Firefighters battle a blaze in the Bon Kai community in Pathum Wan district, Bangkok, on Tuesday. The fire destroyed at least 10 homes. (Photo: Jor Sor 100 traffic radio)

A fire destroyed about 10 homes in the Bon Kai community in Bangkok's Pathum Wan district on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said the fire started about 1.12pm at a two-storey house in the crowded community in Soi Pluk Chit, off Rama 4 road, and quickly spread to adjacent houses, sending black smoke into the sky.

About 10 fire engines and crews went to the scene. But the firefighters found it difficult to reach the spot because of the narrow road and they were obstructed by panicky residents running back and forth, moving their belongings out of their houses.

By 1.38pm about 10 houses were burning fiercely. Rama 4 road in front of the Bangkok Bank's Bon Kai branch was closed off by police to help the firefighting operation.

The fire was reported to be under control at 2.21pm. At least 10 houses were burned down. No casualties were reported.

The cause of the fire was being investigated.

Vocabulary

  • adjacent: very near, next to, or touching - ติดกัน
  • casualty (noun): victim; someone/ something that has been harmed, injured or killed as the result of a bad event such as a disaster or crime (casualties: the number of dead or injured) - เหยื่อผู้เคราะห์ร้าย; จำนวนคนตายหรือได้รับบาดเจ็บ
  • cause: the person or thing that makes something happen - สาเหตุ
  • community: the people living in one particular area - ชุมชน
  • narrow: not wide; having a small distance from one side to the other, especially in comparison with the length - แคบ
  • obstruct: to make it difficult for something to happen or for someone or something to go somewhere - ขวางทาง
  • panicky: anxious about something; feeling or showing panic - ตกใจ
  • smoke: dirty air that comes from burning or factory pollution, for example - ควัน
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