Angkor Grand Theater in Siem Reap on Fire

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Angkor Grand Theater in Siem Reap on Fire

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:01 pm

Siem Reap: On March 16 at 9:30 am, the Angkor Grand Theater caught on fire in Kork Chork district, Siem Reap. Fire brigade and police forces succeeded in putting out the fire, and fortunately there were no casualties.
The cause of the fire remains unexplained and police are investigating.

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Re: Angkor Grand Theater in Siem Reap on Fire

Post by hanno » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:34 pm

My missus sent me photos and video earlier. As usual: fire brigade took ages to arrive and initially just arrived with two engines. This delay, and the ensuing discussions about how much the owners are willing to pay for the service, meant the thing was fully ablaze by the time they started tackling the blaze.
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Re: Angkor Grand Theater in Siem Reap on Fire

Post by Arget » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:25 pm

I saw this a couple of years ago when three units arrived after 15 min and when the agreement was reached on payments they all buggered off to get water. The property was completely gutted by the time they got back 20 mins later. (they all came back together so waited until all were full before returning) and the owner said forget it its too late but he had to pay them for the water anyway.
Probably the most crazy thing I have seen in KoW.
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Re: Angkor Grand Theater in Siem Reap on Fire

Post by username » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:04 pm

I didn't know that was still a thing in Cambodia. The only fire I've witnessed here was the Phsar Chas fire, and the fire brigade was very efficient and seemed to use absolutely all resources available.
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Re: Angkor Grand Theater in Siem Reap on Fire

Post by that genius » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:41 pm

We have few enough fine art/cultural centres here, and now this is damaged :(

I vaguely recall a press release about 18 month sago in which HE told people the Fire Dept should do their job first and then ask for payment, iirc it was connected to a fire in Chbar Amphul
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Re: Angkor Grand Theater in Siem Reap on Fire

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:09 pm

Spectacular photo of the fire. What a shame.
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