Fire at Battambang Central Market “Undergoing Investigation”

Psar Nat - the Central Market in Battambang Province - caught fire on Aug. 30, but the cause of the fire remains a mystery.Photo: Fire and Rescue Police Department
  • Phoung Vantha
  • August 31, 2020 4:39 AM

No casualties reported from fire at Battambang Central Market, but the cause remains unknown.

PHNOM PENH--Around 40 stalls were destroyed by a fire at Psar Nat—the Central Market in Battambang Province—with no injuries reported, according to the Fire and Rescue Police Department report on Aug. 31.

Reports show that the fire broke out around 5.30 p.m. on Aug. 30, destroyed some 40 market stalls and was completely extinguished by 7.30 p.m. the same day.

“The case is undergoing investigation,” the Fire and Rescue Police Department said in a statement, with no cause of the fire publicly known at this time. 

Psar Nat was built in the 1930s when Cambodia was still a French colony and is considered a valuable heritage building in Battambang Province.

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