Fire destroys building at Chai Prakan Wat

Fire has destroyed a building used by novice monks at a Wat in Chai Prakan early this morning, Jan. 10.

The fire occurred at Wat In Tharam in Moo 4 Si Dong Yen, just off Highway 107 at around 4 a.m.

Firefighters, emergency services workers and community volunteers were quick to the scene and were able to stop the fire from spreading.

The cause of the fire is unknown but the building, around 60 years old, is said to have had old wiring with an electric fault being the prime suspect as to the cause.

No one was injured and the novice monks have been relocated to another building.