Luxury Apartment FireA luxury apartment in Pattaya was engulfed in flames which caused the staff and guests to run for safety. Fortunately nobody was injured or killed.
PATTAYA – January 25, 2016 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 12.00 p.m., Pol.Col. Sukthas Phoomphanmuang (Superintendent of Pattaya city police station, Chon Buri province) was notified that there was a building on fire located on Pattaya 3rd road. After notification he rushed to the scene with 5 fire trucks.
At scene was a 7-storey building and the fire was on the 3rd floor. The staff and guest were quickly evacuated and it took the fire brigade around 40 minutes to bring the fire under control. They also rescued a foreign man from the sixth floor using a ladder. Upon inspecting the scene the officers found that 7 rented rooms had been damaged and they estimated the cost of the damage to be around 2 million THB.
The cause of the fire was still unknown but it might have been caused by an exploding air compressor on an air conditioner.