Cell-phone blamed for overnight house fire (In Khon Kaen (in Mancha Khiri…
Cell-phone blamed for overnight house fire
In Khon Kaen
in Mancha Khiri district
was destroyed by a fire believed
started by a plugged-in mobile phone left to overcharge
Pol Col Banjong Sirisut
The cause of the blaze is still being investigated.
“This is the likely cause of the fire,”
neighbors told officers they heard a loud noise from inside the house, and then saw flames which quickly spread through it.
superintendent of Mancha Khiri police station
were alerted to the fire at
the wooden house in Ban Nong To
There was no-one home at the time.
Firefighters from several districts
were dispatched to the site and brought the blaze under control in about 30 minutes
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at around 12.30am on Wednesday.
when the householder
identified only as
later told police
she set her mobile phone to charge in her bedroom and forgot to unplug it before leaving the house on business.
later arrived home
and passed out
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went out for the night.