11 July 2024

No dangerous chemical residue has been found and the air quality in Pathum Thani province remains normal, according to the Pollution Control Department, following a fire that broke out on Tuesday at a foam factory in Navanakorn Industrial Estate. Damage is estimated at about Bt100 million.

The fire covered an area of 1,600 square meters, destroying materials as well as 20 machines. It took over an hour for firefighters to bring the blaze under control. No casualties were reported.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.

A massive plume of black smoke was seen rising into the sky from the burning factory and pollution control department director Atthaphol Charoenchansa said that the volatile organic compound (VOC) level was 0.3-1.3ppm in the vicinity of the fire.