By Achara Wisetsri
Following the fire report at 6.30am, Pol Captain Sakol Khamyingyong of the Phae Police Station alerted fire-fighters to attend the scene. It took them about 30 minutes to put out the fire and make way for a police investigation.
It was found that the main statue, the ceiling painting and some 1,000 amulets were damaged in the fire. It is believed that the blaze was caused by a lit candle that was left unattended at the ubosot after the morning prayer routine.