More than 50 fire trucks were called upon to tackle a blaze at the main Super Cheap on Thepkasattri Road at around 21.30 hrs last night, 16th October 2013. It took until at least 03.00 hrs to get the enormous fire under control, with flames spreading due to the huge amount of extractor fans in the tin buildings. It is believed a number of surrounding properties and business were also damaged by the fire which has completely burnt the popular outlet literally to the ground.
From initial checks by the fire department the entire 30 rai of warehouse has been completely destroyed. In addition, it is still unknown how many properties in the vicinity have been damaged and it may take a couple of days for them to really know the true extent of the damage. It is understood that the damage will go into several hundreds of millions of baht.
Phuket has set up centers to assist those who have suffered from the fire and where those who believe someone has been lost in the fire can report their concerns: Phuket City Hall phone number 076-212047.