Fire at Ministry of Energy in Bangkok now under control

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A fire broke out on the 33rd floor of the Energy Complex building of the Ministry of Energy on Vibhavadi Rangsit highway in Bangkok at about 1.30pm today (Sunday), but it has been brought under control.

Thick black smoke could be seen rising from the building from several kilometres away.

An initial report indicated that the fire started in a pile of waste construction materials on the 33rd floor, which is under renovation. Fire trucks from the Sutthisan fire station rushed to the scene and an investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service