A woman died in the fire and six homes were destroyed on Sunday night in Battambang province’s Prek Preah Sdech commune.
Kim Bunthoeun, Chief of Fire Protection Department of Battambang provincial police, said on Monday that the fire broke out at about 10:30pm on Saturday and was extinguished around 2:30 am on Sunday, killing a woman and destroying 6 homes in Battambang city’s Dobbei Makara village.
Police identified the deceased as Kim Eang, 66.
Mr Bunthoeun said that police used 12 water trucks to put the fire under control. Police could not confirm what caused the fire, but preliminary finding suggested it could be caused by faulty electrical wiring.