Fortnightly fire statistics released
October 8, 2021
The Fire Prevention and Rescue Police Department has released its report of total fire cases throughout Cambodia for the 13 days from 22 September to October 4, 2021.
There were 20 fires, an increase of two when compared to the same period in 2020: 15 houses were burnt, five rooms caught fire, one oil depot was destroyed, and four motorcycles caught fire.
The causes of the fires were broken down thusly; 10 began due to faulty electrical circuits, the poor use of incense was responsible for two of the fires, and general neglect was listed as the reason behind five of the cases. One case was declared arson, and is being investigated.
Two people, a man and a woman lost their lives, however these were the only casualties reported.
Meanwhile, across the three days of the Pchum Ben festival from October 5 to 7, five houses caught on fire, one car was destroyed by fire, and four motorcycles were lost in the same way.
The Pchum Ben fires were caused by one electrical circuit malfunction and one gas explosion. One case is being investigated as a presumed arson attack. Fortunately, there were no deaths or injuries reported during this period.