AN electrical malfunction caused a fire to ignite in the cloth storage facility of the River Rich Textile Factory located in the Prek Tapring village of Sa’ang district’s Sitbou commune in Kandal province on Wednesday.
Sa’ang district governor Koem Chankiri said the fire happened at about 7pm after the garment workers had already left the premises, adding that no workers were injured or killed in the fire.
Ming Pich, Sa’ang district police chief, said that police used four fire trucks in an attempt to extinguish the flames, which raged until about 11pm.
“The storage facility consisted of old sewing machines and out-of-date cloth and luckily the fire did not spread to the nearby buildings or the villagers’ homes,” he said yesterday.
As of yesterday, police had not calculated the losses caused by the fire, but Ming Pich confirmed that there was no foul play with regard to the cause of the fire.
“We will finish our investigation because it accidentally broke out; no one set fire to it,” he said.