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Dreams up in smoke as fire razes Phuket mattress factory

Aug 16. 2018
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By The Nation

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A fire swept through a mattress factory in Muang Phuket early Thursday, causing damage estimated at Bt10 million.

Police said no one was injured at the 322 Trading Group factory on Soi Phru Yai in Tambon Rassada.

The fire started at 4.30am and took crews on 10 fire engines about an hour to bring under control.

Owner Ekkasit Amphaiporn and his employees live in a two-storey building behind the factory, which was not affected.

Ekkasit said he heard an explosion and looked out the window to see flames coming from the factory’s power meter and spreading quickly inside the facility via the power cable.

He tried in vain to put out the blaze with an extinguisher.

It was Ekasit who put the value of damage to machinery and stock at Bt10 million.

The factory made mattresses to order for hotels and resorts on the island.

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