Pattaya condo fire causes panic
- Published: 7/12/2012 at 06:54 PM
- Online news:
CHON BURI: A unit in a 15-storey condominium in Pattaya caught fire on Friday evening, forcing many foreigners and Thais living there to flee for their lives, reports said.
A team of police officers and firefighters gathered outside the Nine-Karat Condominium, located in Bang Lamung district, to rescue residents and put out the flames that originated in a room on the seventh floor.
The firefighters took about 30 minutes to extinguish the fire.
Furniture and appliances in the seventh-floor room were destroyed with damage estimated at 200,000 baht. The British owner of the room, Colin James Harvey, was outside when the fire started.
Police believed the fire was caused by a short-circuit but officials from the Scientific Crime Detection Division were investigating to find the actual cause.
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