Police building destroyed by forest fire in Mae Hong Son

An out of control forest fire destroyed a building used for accommodation on the grounds of a police station in Mae Song Son yesterday, May 1.

The incident occurred at the Nam Phu Police Station in Pha Bong, Mueang Mae Hong Son at around 2 p.m.

According to reports, a fire in a nearby for forest area spread to the building due to what was described as a “windstorm.”

Attempts were made to control the fire but without success with the building being destroyed.

Despite the obvious cause of the destruction of the building, The Mae Hong Son Provincial Police Commander has ordered an investigation into the fire to ascertain whether negligence may have been involved and to find out if the building had adequate fire-proofing.