Fire Breaks Out in Bangkok Shanty Town

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BANGKOK — A large plume of smoke was hanging over Bangkok on Thursday after a fire broke out in a shanty community in the Saphan Khwai area near Soi Pradipat 23.

Flames erupted near Wat Phai Tan at about 2:40pm. Firefighters were working to put out the blaze.

On Friday, police Maj. Jiraporn Montontong said no one was injured in the blaze, which caused by a short circuit. Ten households were destroyed, however.

Update: This story has been updated with more information about the fire.