Smoke from mattress factory fire seen throughout Phnom Penh

Plumes of smoke from a fire in Meanchey district were visible as far as Wat Phnom as Heng Heng Mattress Factory burned to the ground in the afternoon of August 23.

A resident who has lived across from the factory told The Post that the fire was the third to occur at the facility in four years – with the latest one being the largest as the first two had burned out on their own.

Local residents and business owners have been evacuated as the inferno takes its toll on adjoining buildings – making them structurally unsound. No deaths or injuries have been reported.