Phnom Penh fire guts houses

2022-10-03 13:10:09

September 14, 2022/ Khmer Times

2 houses were destroyed in an intense fire early this morning in Phnom Penh.

The blaze took place at at 00.30am on September 14, 2022 along Concrete Road No. 53 in Tnot Chrum Village, Sangkat Boeung Tumpun II, Khan Meanchey, Phnom Penh.

According to local sources, on the night of the incident, the fire broke out in a wooden house

Residents saw smoke mixed with flames from the victim’s house

Firefighters were summoned – but the fire spread to another house before 6 fire trucks could quell the flames

Authorities say that they believe that the fire was caused by caused by a short circuit, which caused the houses to catch fire.