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Fire destroys iconic wooden building in Mae Hong Son


A big fire destroyed an iconic building at the centre of Mae Hong Son province, including the house of a Phalang Pracharat Party member of Parliament.

Fire destroys iconic wooden building in Mae Hong Son The blaze started at around 2.30am on Friday (April 17) at Crossroad bar, a 70-year-old building made of wood and located in the city centre near Methi Hotel.
Fire destroys iconic wooden building in Mae Hong Son

The fire spread quickly to four neighbouring buildings, including the house of the MP.

The fire engine sent by Mae Hong Son Municipality could not control the flames so they called for help from neighbouring sub-districts to bring more fire engines.
Fire destroys iconic wooden building in Mae Hong Son
Governor Suwaphong Kitiphatphibun later visited the scene to check the situation. He said because the fire had started in the heart of the town, the damage was serious.
It was 4.20am before the fire was put out. Estimation of total damage and probe into the cause of the fire is underway. Fire destroys iconic wooden building in Mae Hong Son

Published : April 17, 2020

By : The Nation