Following the recent fire at a warehouse in Chatuchak district, Thailand, where electric vehicle (EV) batteries were stored, the Bangkok Governor has shown swift and proactive leadership. Recognizing the seriousness of the situation, the Governor has instructed local officials to conduct a thorough assessment of the affected warehouse. Additionally, the Governor has announced plans to extend safety inspections to other warehouses and showrooms that deal with electric cars and motorcycles. A public broadcasting service in Thailand reported this information.
The fire occurred at a building located at the entrance of Vibhavadi Rangsit Soi 22. This building had multiple floors with various functions. The ground floor housed a showroom dedicated to electric motorcycles that were being constructed. Motorcycles and batteries were stored on the fourth floor, while the second and third floors were used for storing food supplements.
The Chief of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s public disaster prevention and mitigation office highlighted the challenges faced by the firefighters during their response. The fourth floor had wooden flooring and only one entrance, which required the firefighters to exercise extreme caution to prevent floor collapse. This further emphasizes the importance of preparedness and strict safety measures when dealing with complex fire incidents, especially those involving advanced technologies like electric vehicle components.