ERJ staff report (BC)
Bangkok – There was a fire at a rubber factory operated by an exporter in the Muang district of Yala, southern Thailand on the night of 20 February,reports the Bangkok Post.
Damage was estimated at 10 million baht (Euro 250k).
The police were informed about 11.40pm of a blaze at Southland Rubber and alerted the fire brigade.
About 10 fire trucks and crews are reported as having taken more than three hours to bring the flames under control; they then continued to spray water over the site for several hours.
Yala governor Detcharaj Simsiri is quoted as saying that an initial investigation pointed to the fire starting in the smoking room, possibly because it overheated, and not being due to foul play.
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