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Christmas tree catches fire at Siam station walkway

An artificial Christmas tree with LED lights caught fire causing panic among weekend shoppers and BTS sky train commuters at Siam Square One late Sunday afternoon.

christmas tree catches fireThe fire at the 5-metre high Christmas tree happened on the elevated walkway linking Siam Square One and BTS Siam station at about 3.00 pm.

The fire sent black smokes billowing into the sky, and causing shoppers and commuters to run down the elevated walkway,

But security guards of the shopping centre and BTS and Pathumwan district volunteers managed to put it out 15 minutes later.

Nobody was injured in the fire.

The entire Christmas tree was burnt out remaining only the steel frame. The roof of the walkway was also slightly damaged by the fire.

It was not immediately known the cause of the fire but initial inspection of the artificial tree showed electrical overload of the decoration lights
might cause short-circuit and fire.

The walkway connecting Siam Square One and BTS Siam stationwas closed for the forensic police to find the exact cause.

Thai PBS



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