Pickup truck destroyed by fire in Doi Saket

A pickup truck has been destroyed after it caught fire in Doi Saket yesterday, June 16.

The incident occurred on Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai Road (Highway 118) between the 38 and 39-kilometer markers in Ban Pong O, Pa Miang at around 4 p.m.

A 50-year-old unnamed man was driving the pickup truck to Chiang Mai from Chiang Rai when he saw smoke coming from the engine of the car. Thai media describes him as “escaping” from the vehicle but likewise he also managed to park the pickup truck and exit the vehicle before the flames fully took hold.

A fire truck from Pa Miang Municipality took some time to bring the fire under control.

Proving it’s not just houses that suffer in the north, the cause of the fire in the pickup truck is believed to be a short circuit.