Fire at FCC Cafe and Bakery on Street 178 in Phnom Penh

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Fire at FCC Cafe and Bakery on Street 178 in Phnom Penh

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:00 pm

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Phnom Penh: On July 14 at 11:20am, there was fire at the Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC) Cafe and Bakery on street 178, Sangkat Chey Chumnea, Phnom Penh. 3 fire engines were called by the authorities, who then put out the fire with some assistance from the neighbors.
It is said that the fire was caused by bakery staff working in the kitchen without paying due attention.
As a result, there were some material damage, but nobody was injured.
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Re: Fire at FCC Cafe and Bakery on Street 178 in Phnom Penh

Post by rozzieoz » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:34 pm

I hope the photos are ok!
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Re: Fire at FCC Cafe and Bakery on Street 178 in Phnom Penh

Post by StroppyChops » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:43 pm

rozzieoz wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:34 pm
I hope the photos are ok!
There's one photo in particular (black soldier in tears) that haunts me.
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Re: Fire at FCC Cafe and Bakery on Street 178 in Phnom Penh

Post by John Bingham » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:56 pm

I'm glad to hear it wasn't badly damaged, it's a lovely building. It's not a "colonial" building as many people might think. It's just two shophouses that were knocked together in about 1993 and given some touches to look like the place was much older. I only ever go there now when someone is visiting, but it is still one of the longest-lasting bars in the city, even if it has been somewhat of a tourist trap for much of that time.
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Re: Fire at FCC Cafe and Bakery on Street 178 in Phnom Penh

Post by AndyKK » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:01 am

John Bingham wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:56 pm
I'm glad to hear it wasn't badly damaged, it's a lovely building. It's not a "colonial" building as many people might think. It's just two shophouses that were knocked together in about 1993 and given some touches to look like the place was much older. I only ever go there now when someone is visiting, but it is still one of the longest-lasting bars in the city, even if it has been somewhat of a tourist trap for much of that time.
Building looks good John. Never been in myself, once sat outside on the riverside listening to music! A band was singing a funny song about driving in Phnom Penh. :D
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Post by Barang chgout » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:10 am

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Post by violet » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:12 am

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Re: Fire at FCC Cafe and Bakery on Street 178 in Phnom Penh

Post by Heng Heng Heng » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:57 am

It's a nice place to sit and watch the world go by below. I used to dig it upstairs at the old Kiwi bakery for that reason too.
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Re: Fire at FCC Cafe and Bakery on Street 178 in Phnom Penh

Post by StroppyChops » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:39 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:56 pm
I'm glad to hear it wasn't badly damaged, it's a lovely building. It's not a "colonial" building as many people might think. It's just two shophouses that were knocked together in about 1993 and given some touches to look like the place was much older. I only ever go there now when someone is visiting, but it is still one of the longest-lasting bars in the city, even if it has been somewhat of a tourist trap for much of that time.
I think the building in the back yard is the original colonial building. There's hopes of rebuilding it one day, depending on finances.

At least some part of the complex is pre-KR as it took artillery shelling from the far bank of the river, as the journalists decamped to the Raffles IIRC.
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Re: Fire at FCC Cafe and Bakery on Street 178 in Phnom Penh

Post by kgbagent » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:32 pm

Third time that bakery has caught fire - last year the front doors exploded as well

Suspect the wiring cannot handle the baking equipment
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