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Chiang Mai’s Warorot Market Engulfed in Flames: 100-Year-Old Buildings Damaged During Lantern Festival


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Chiang Mai—At 3:00 AM, on November 28th, 2023, the Chiang Mai Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation officers received a fire report at 100-year-old commercial buildings in the Warorot market, Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai.


Chiang Mai rescue teams and more than 10 firetrucks were dispatched to the incident scene to control the flames on 2-story concrete buildings. An adjacent 6 buildings were engulfed in flames as a result.


Initially, there was no report of casualties or injuries. The firefighters were able to control the fires after 2 hours.

 

By Kittisak Phalaharn

 

Full story: THE PATTAYA NEWS 2023-11-29

 

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39 minutes ago, Skipalongcassidy said:

This is what happens when you have adults playing like children... and the toy is fire.

You know that how?

 

Most likely this will have been caused by one of three things, electrical wiring, a Loy Krathong lantern or Chinese lightening., at 3 am there wouldn't have been that many people there to start a fire, if any at all.

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40 minutes ago, Mike Lister said:

Here ya go Mr Sad Emoji, Loy Krathong lanterns it is, locals and tourists to blame

 

https://www.nationthailand.com/thailand/general/40033278

It is NOT confirmed that lanterns caused the fire, they are checking to see if they did!

Read your own quoted article as it says;

"Investigators are checking if the fire was caused by sky lanterns"

 

 

PS;  my emphasis added to the quote!

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2 minutes ago, scottiejohn said:

It is NOT confirmed that lanterns caused the fire, they are checking to see if they did!

Read your own quoted article as it says;

"Investigators are checking if the fire was caused by sky lanterns"

 

 

PS;  my emphasis added to the quote!

The exact cause will almost certainly never be confirmed but I guarantee you that lanterns will be held responsible. The government has been pushing for years to ban lanterns completely so this incident will play into their hands nicely. Too bad about the market though and the livelihoods of the people who had businesses there, the place held a massive amount of stock.

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On 11/29/2023 at 5:28 AM, webfact said:

more than 10 firetrucks were dispatched to the incident scene to control the flames on 2-story concrete buildings. An adjacent 6 buildings were engulfed in flames as a result.

 

 

 

Trust them , they do a good job .

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