Nov 16 2020, at about 12 25, a fire broke out at the petrol station owned by the U Than Zaw located at the Taunggyi township, Tounggyi district, Shan state. The fire was caused by the static electricity while refueling the tanks inside of the petrol warehouse from the 3200 gallon storage fuel bowser. The Taunggyi district fire station was alerted and sent the 61 fire fighters and 20 auxiliary fire fighters with 12 fire fighting vehicles and 2 water bowsers to the fire ground swiftly and used 13000 gallons of water and 245 gallons of foam extinguishers. The fire was successfully extinguished at 14 00.

Due to the fire, a house and 70 fuel tanks were burned and a man was sustained minor injury. The man who refueled was taken action opening the file (pa) 96/2020 according to the section no 285 of the Penal Code.