UPDATE: Fire Destroys Property in Phnom Penh

UPDATE: As of 11 am, the fire is under control, but still not fully put out. 40 full tanks of water have so far been used to fight the blaze.

Up to 12 properties have been destroyed or badly damaged (some reports say 7 homes destroyed and 4-5 badly damaged) , but there are no reports of human casualties

Phnom Penh: At 11:30 pm on July 1 , 2019, a fire broke in a warehouse building near Toul Pha school along 173 Street in Olympic district, Boeung Keng Kang district.

After the incident, police firefighters as well as local authorities tackled the blaze.

Witnesses say the firefighters had difficulty accessing the site because of a locked gate.

The fire spread to other properties. The cause and extent of the damage is not yet known.

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