If you were in Phuket last week you may have witnessed the fire, which decimated the Touch Wood Furniture & Thai Advanced Solar Power Co Ltd shop. The shop, which is located opposite Kajonkietsuksa School on Chao Fa West Road, caught fire on the evening of June 28th.
Phuket City Police received an emergency call at around 9pm and sent out five fire engines to battle the blaze. However, despite a speedy response more than half the store was reduced to ashes, causing an estimated 1 million baht in damages.
Luckily, the store is able to remain open for business as the front has remained unharmed. The fire was reported by neighbours as two staff members had been preparing food in the store and had left to buy more food.
Phuket City Police Duty Officer Anek Mongkol told the Phuket Gazette that the Phuket’s police force is still investigating the cause of the fire.
“We still have to interview Burmese staff and speak to the owner again. Police forensics and fire department investigators have already visited the site and will release their findings soon,” he said.