Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Short circuit to blame for Indian restaurant fire, say Phuket Police

Short circuit to blame for Indian restaurant fire, say Phuket Police

PHUKET: It is believed that an electrical short circuit was to blame for a fire which broke out at an Indian restaurant in Patong this morning.

accidentsconstructionpolicepatong
By Chutharat Plerin

Monday 1 October 2018, 04:24PM


At around midday today (Oct 1), the Patong Municipal Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation were advised by Patong Police that there had been a fire incident at the Orient Restaurant on Rat-U-Thit 200 Pi Rd.

The restaurant is located directly opposite the Patong Provincial Electricity Authority office.

Officers from Patong Police Station, who were at the scene when Patong Municipal Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation officials arrived, said that when they arrived at the scene they found that restaurant staff had already managed to extinguish the fire using fire extinguishers.

“The area where the fire broke out was used to store electrical appliances and cables. It was a separate area from the restaurant,” an official said.

From their initial investigation police believe that the fire began because of a short circuit. However, they will await for official confirmation from relevant officials.

The estimated cost of the damage to the property is not yet known.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket Poll: Environmental damage, prices too high

Great Phuket Poll. Now waiting for response of Phuket Officialdom as the outcome is significant. Sic...(Read More)


Phuket readies for HM King’s birthday

And presumably no alcohol ban? Since it's not a religious holiday? And you've made no mentio...(Read More)


Weather warning for Phuket remains in effect

As per usual here the Met. issuing a weather warning has proven to be the perfect way to bring the s...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Hit the dog

As bad as this was lets remember amongst all the angst that this is a DOG. Where is the uproar ofver...(Read More)


Brit expat behind bars for attacking Phuket dog

LOL. A few years ago a neighbor of mine would reach through my gate and hit my dog with a long stick...(Read More)


Egyptian tourist slashed with a cleaver on Phuket’s renowned Muay Thai street

Oh he used foul language while waiting buying a roti from the guy? I suppose that is fine as long a...(Read More)


Bridging Supply: Officials reveal B3.5bn proposal to resolve island’s water shortage woes

Maybe Mr.Fascinated could give us his own calculation for such a project instead of wondering about...(Read More)


Brit expat behind bars for attacking Phuket dog

"On march 15..." Isn't it strange that the same person is again and again involved in ...(Read More)


Phuket airport van B3k fare ‘just a misunderstanding’, say police

Mr Dek should look at the prices published at the transport desks in arrival hall airport. Moreover,...(Read More)


PM Prayut calls out Phuket van driver for overcharging Aussie tourists

.."Water shortage is always in April and May".. I thought really that we live now in the ...(Read More)