By The Nation
Police and fire-fighters, alerted at 7.30am to the blaze in the house in Moo 4, Tambon Wat Khok, Manorom district, found Pornpipat Ketphet still sleeping on the ground floor and rushed him outside.
The fire was extinguished in an hour after gutting the entire building and damaging a motorcycle.
The boy, trembling in fear, said he’d heard an explosion but, with Songkran approaching, thought it was fireworks, so he went back to sleep, only waking when he was being carried outside.
House owner Termporn Ketphet, 59, the boy’s grandmother, said she and her son had left for work at 7am.
She rushed home on hearing her house was ablaze. She was greatly relieved that her grandson was unharmed.