A fire destroyed at least two flats and critically injured one person on Thursday in Deum Chamkarmon district’s Deum Thcov commune. The blaze ignited after a kitchen gas container blew up, according to commune police. Khon Sok Ly, Deum Thcov commune police chief, said the fire began at about 4pm and quickly spread to a neighbouring home. He added that five fire trucks had been dispatched to battle the blaze but that a woman was injured, two homes were destroyed and damage was sustained to other property. Khon Sok Ly said the fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes and that the victim was being treated at an area hospital.