The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 20 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Blaze torches government housing in Myanmar's capital

Six empty houses burned down on March 1 after a fire started to burn rubbish blazed out of control.

The houses, together worth K12 million, were low-cost accommodation for government workers in Nay Pyi Taw.

Htone Pho police have charged a house painter, Ko Kyaw Tint Tun, a 39-year-old resident of Paung Laung Street in Wunnadipa ward, with negligence.

The fire, in Ngu Shwe War Street and New Thargee Street in Wunnadipa ward, Pobbathiri township, started at about 1:40pm and was extinguished by firefighters by 2.20pm.

“House fires are very rare in this town. This fire broke out because the fire was not properly controlled,” said U Nyi Nyi Win, deputy head of the Fire Services Department, on March 4.

“Some people said the fire started from burning rubbish,” said a resident in Wunnadipa ward.

Translated by Thiri Min Htun