Fire in the Middle of New Year

Posted: April 15, 2008 in Uncategorized
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Last night at about 10:30 PM a fire broke out nearby former Lon Non residence and the Phum 6 Primary School. As long as I can remember, it is the first time that fire fighter vehicle passed my house. The origin of the fire is unknown, at least to my understanding. Fortunately fire fighters came on time and putting it under control before it became too strong. However, ironically I saw a few fire trucks were relatively far from the houses on fire directing water onto some of well-to-do residences. I heard that four or five houses were destroyed by the fire.

Fire in Phnom Penh
The houses at the back of a security office are on Fire
Fire in Phnom Penh
The fire fighter vehicles directing water onto some wealthy residences

Just three days ago, on 11 April a fire also broke out in poor community of Russey Keo district, claiming more than 200 houses and leaving thousands of people homeless before the commencement of Khmer New Year. Then, on 12 April Naga Hotel and Casio catch fire, though no injury were reported. Since fire can easily break out during this hottest season, people should be more attentive on flammability.


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