Sathorn Fire

Sathorn fire - 1:04pm, December 11, 2004
Cormac reports on a fire in the Sathorn Road area: I could see it from the 28th floor, so I can tell you that it is not Bangkok Christian College nor Wat Phra Khek as had been suggested, nor any embassy, nor any tall buildings. I can't say for sure what it was though, because it's still completely obscured by smoke. There's a lot of old houses around that area though, not slums, but not well-kept considering the value of the land.
I did see one or two St. Louis ambulances among the later hordes of fire trucks, but really not many. I suspect they were a gesture rather than there being many casualties.
When a cloud of obviously steam started to drift towards my building, all the maids ran around closing the windows. Seems that memories of chemical spills are deeply ingrained.
Fire tears through 15 houses - The Nation, December 12, 2004
About 15 houses were damaged in a blaze that took fire-fighters an hour to get under control yesterday.
At 11.50pm Lumpini police officers and fire-fighters rushed to Silom Soi 13 in Bangkok’s Bang Rak district after news of the fire.
There were more than 60 wooden houses in the area where the fire broke out, allowing the blaze to spread rapidly from one to the next. Twenty fire engines were dispatched to the scene, and it took fire-fighters an hour to get the flames under control...
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