Wednesday, 15 March 2017

3/15/2017 03:02:00 pm
Rock Street in Walking Street, South Pattaya, 

gutted by fire after transformers exploded 

this morning.



10 fire crews battled for 30 minutes to bring the blaze at Rock Street, located in a three-storey building between Skyfall and Tankay Seafood, under control at around 7.30am Wednesday morning.



Maid Somparn Ratanasaeng, 50, said that Rock Street was open the previous evening as usual but when she arrived this morning to do the daily cleaning everyone had left. As she started her work she heard two very loud explosions outside.



Transformer Box explodes in walking street causing major fire damage.

She rushed out to see that the transformer on a power pole outside Rock Street had exploded and fire was beginning to spread.



Fireman said they had the blaze under control in thirty minutes but there was considerable damage done to the property and its contents.

Three shophouses were destroyed and the estimated damage is unknown at this point. The mayor has called for an investigation after inspecting the scene with other city officials.

No assessment of the value of the damage has yet been done as an investigation has commenced.

Source: Stickboy

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