Disasters

Fire

Construction boom adding fuel to the fire

The government needs to further invest in fire disaster management as the Kingdom enjoys a multi-billion-dollar boom in the construction industry, a fire prevention expert said. As high-rises continue to mushroom in the capital, fire disaster management may not be properly equipped to respond to ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/construction-boom-adding-fuel-fire

Fire leaves 48 families homeless

The Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) said on Tuesday that 48 families have been made homeless after a fire swept through their homes in Phnom Penh on Sunday afternoon. No one was injured in the blaze, which happened in the Sambok Chab area of Meanchey district’s ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fire-leaves-48-families-homeless

Mine museum chiefs detained

The Siem Reap provincial court on Saturday put the founder of the Cambodia Landmine Museum and its senior officials in pre-trial detention on charges of illegal possession of weapons. This follows a fire on the premises after which authorities discovered old and rusty weapons in ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mine-museum-chiefs-detained

More than 300 fires recorded so far this year

There were more than 300 fires in the first half of this year, an increase from the number of cases recorded during the same period last year, the Interior Ministry said yesterday. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50520569/more-than-300-fires-recorded-so-far-this-year/

Blaze in Meanchey destroys 10 homes

Ten homes housing 16 families in the capital’s Meanchey district were destroyed early Monday by fire, which police said was caused by an electrical malfunction. The homeowners, however, believe the blaze was caused by arson. Kong Thou, deputy chief of the Municipal Fire Office, said ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/blaze-meanchey-destroys-10-homes

Sub-decree aims to improve fire safety standards in buildings

The government has issued a sub-decree to strengthen the prevention of fires in buildings by requiring owners to install fire-preventing systems in their buildings. Issued on Monday and bearing the signature of Prime Minister Hun Sen, the sub-decree aims to set a standard for buildings ...

Khmer Times
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50506368/sub-decree-aims-to-improve-fire-safety-standards-in-buildings/

Government to rebuild market roof

The government has decided to rebuild the Chbar Ampov market roof following an appeal from vendors in the wake of a blazing inferno last week that destroyed many of their stalls. Last Thursday night, an electrical fault sparked a fire at the market, located in Chbar ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50115347/government-to-rebuild-market-roof/

Cambodia tops region for fires detected from space

Yet again, the Kingdom this year burns brighter than its neighbours, with fires in Cambodia being detected from space at a much higher rate than any other country in the region, according to a NASA report published last week. It’s likely a product of both ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-tops-region-fires-detected-space

Phnom Penh City Hall unveils disaster plan

City Hall yesterday released Phnom Penh’s first ever disaster response plan, which promises to better prepare the capital for emergencies, especially floods and fires. The 73-page Emergency Response Preparedness Plan (EPRP) will be distributed to officials down to the commune level and designates responsibilities for preparing ...

Ouk Suntharoth and Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/phnom-penh-city-hall-unveils-disaster-plan

Bush fires under control near Koh Ke temple

A spate of bush fires near Koh Ke temple in Preah Vihear province has prompted the provincial archaeology department to reassure residents and tourists that it has the ability to contain the blazes.​ ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50109303/bush-fires-control-near-koh-ke-temple/

Huge fire kills adult and child in Mondulkiri

A massive fire killed two people, one of them a child, and destroyed at least 220 market stalls in Mondulkiri’s provincial capital of Sen Monorom town early on Saturday. ...

Kuoch Masy and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/huge-fire-kills-adult-and-child-mondulkiri

Report shows decrease in fires in past year

The Interior Ministry’s department of fire control officials said yesterday that fires killed 22 and injured 12 in 2017. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5098592/report-shows-decrease-fires-past-year/

Interior Minister approves draft of fire safety building codes

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Wednesday approved a draft sub-decree detailing new fire safety building codes as well as regulations for businesses selling flammable materials, an official said. ...

Leng Len
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/interior-minister-approves-draft-of-fire-safety-building-codes-132932/

Fire guts Siem Reap market

Siem Reap provincial authorities have created a committee to investigate a fire that consumed most of a market early yesterday morning but did not cause any deaths or injuries. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36078/fire-guts-siem-reap-market/

Fire razes more than 40 homes near river

More than 40 houses burned down in a fire in a Daun Penh district slum last night, although Phnom Penh officials reported no injuries or deaths. ...

Kim Sarom and Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fire-razes-more-40-homes-near-river

City pushes for better fire safety

City Hall officials urged the public yesterday to take fire safety seriously and called for help in dealing with fire-related problems beyond their current capacity, including handling infernos in high-rise buildings and construction sites. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35873/city-pushes-for-better-fire-safety/

Ministry issues measures meant to counter wildfires

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries on Monday signed off on a list of seven measures intended to guard against forest fires, although details on implementation remained scarce yesterday and observers said they expected little to come of the new document. ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-issues-measures-meant-counter-wildfires

Mystery blazes destroy more seized timber

Government officials say they are investigating the causes of two separate weekend fires in Mondolkiri province that reportedly burned through hundreds of high-value logs the government had sold to a businessman after confiscating them from a pair of rubber plantations. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/mystery-blazes-destroy-more-seized-timber-124313/

Fire destroys 33 recycling collectors’ houses

The cause of a fire that destroyed more than 30 houses on Tuesday in a small slum inhabited by recycling collectors, in an area surrounded by new housing developments in southern Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district, will likely be determined today, according to officials.    ...

Buth Kimsay and Peter Ford
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/fire-destroys-33-recycling-collectors-houses-114770/

Safety standards for high buildings questioned

While skyscrapers are ceaselessly filling up Phnom Penh’s skyline, many construction and property experts, as well as ordinary citizens, are questioning whether the government’s measures to ensure safety in high buildings within the capital go far enough.   ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/amid-turmoil-eu-calls-for-review-of-aid-to-cambodia-113900/

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