Predawn fire at cotton spinning factory

A huge predawn fire broke out at the U-sab Cotton Manufacturing Company in Phra Samut Chedi district of Samut Prakarn province causing damages to the factory building and machineries.

The fire was reported at around 1.30am Saturday at the cotton spinning factory in Klong Bangplakod and quickly spread.

Five fire trucks rushed to the scene and were able to contain the fire in limited area after over an hour of blazing that destroyed the factory's six spinning machineries.

According to a factory guard, the fire started from the front of the building where power line was laid to the factory's power supply main board.

There was a loud explosion first and shortly later, fire was seen coming out of the building.

The fire started after about 20 workers finished working and leaving the factory. The factory owner was not present during the fire.

Forensic police inspected the factory to look into exact cause of the fire.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)