A FIERCE fire is raging at an oil warehouse which is next to a PTT pump in Nakhon Pathom province and initially 10 fire engines have reached the scene and are battling the blaze, Thai Rath newspaper said this evening (April 21).
The fire at Prapakorn Oil Company in Om Yai subdistrict, Samphran district, broke out at around 5.30 p.m. and as this company stores a large amount of oil the blaze quickly spread out to a large area.
More fire engines from nearby districts are going in to help extinguish the fire with the district authorities having also asked Pathum Thani province to send its foam fire truck.
It was later reported that the fire had now spread into the company’s office building while having also burnt electric and communication cables on Petchkasem road
To ensure safety police have shut the outbound side of Petchkasem road.
The fire raging at the oil warehouse on Petchkasem road this evening. Photos: Thai Rath