Fire Strikes Workers Camp Near RCA (Video)

Still image from a video of a fire devastating a workers’ camp Wednesday night on Phetchaburi Road near Bangkok’s RCA area. Image: Kamrob 57

BANGKOK — Fire burned through construction worker housing near a popular nightlife district last night destroying more than 200 rooms.

The blaze ignited about 11:50pm on Wednesday night at barracks housing more than 1,000 workers of Italian-Thai Development PCL on Phetchaburi Road near the famous Royal City Avenue nightlife area. Firefighters brought the fire under control after two hours, but not until after it had destroyed more than 200 worker’s rooms, TNN24 reported. No one was injured.

The residence was reportedly made of wood which help fueled the fire. The workers, who are Thai, Burmese and Cambodian, have been temporarily relocated to a nearby temple.

The cause of the fire is still investigated.