THE BLAZE killed three poodles locked in the store and destroyed accommodation for 20 workers. Coconut palms rigged as power poles will interest authorities who recently complained about unsafe provision for power and water at Phuket camps.
PHUKET: Fire trucks were racing to a big fire that broke out in a workers' camp near a Phuket five-star resort today.
The blaze sent billows of smoke high into the air near Centara Grand West Sands Resort and Villas Phuket in Mai Khao about 9am, local officials said.
Engineers from the resort, which is next to the Splash Jungle Water Park, did what they could to help. The blaze broke out in a two-storey camp shop while the owner was away.
The smoke, visible from nearby Phuket International Airport, gave the appearance of being from a large blaze.