Fire rages through Samut Prakan steel factory

Fire rages through Samut Prakan steel factory

A fireman douses a fire that raged through a steel factory in Samut Prakan's Phra Pradaeng district early Friday. (Photo by Sutthiwit Chayutworakan)
A fireman douses a fire that raged through a steel factory in Samut Prakan's Phra Pradaeng district early Friday. (Photo by Sutthiwit Chayutworakan)

Fire ripped through a steel factory in Samut Prakan’s Phra Pradaeng district early Friday morning, causing at least 15 million baht in damage.

The blaze at Triumph Steel Co factory at Soi Bunlom on Phuchao Samingprai Road in tambon Samrong Tai broke out around 5am on Friday, said Pol Lt Saksit Budwong.

Six fire trucks were sent to manufacturer of hot rolled structural steel located on a 50-rai compound.

Flames engulfed a large power transformer and main power circuit before spreading quickly to workers' bedrooms and a room storing bunker oil. Firemen took more than three hours to bring the blaze under control. Damage was estimated at least 15 million baht, said police.

Bampen Kraisua, 55, a worker, told police that a furnace which he and other workers were welding caught fire before the power transformer exploded. Flames quickly spread to bedrooms of workers in the upper floor of the factory.


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