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Massive fire breaks out in front of Pattaya massage parlour

Electrical fire in front of Pattaya massage parlour, photo by The Pattaya News.

Another devastating fire has struck Pattaya.

A massive electrical fire broke out in front of a Pattaya massage parlour last night. Firefighters rushed to the scene on Pattaya Second Road in Soi 13 where a fire was burning overhead wires and signs in front of the fire.

Meanwhile, terrified passersby watched as the incident unfolded. The firefighters were eventually able to put out the flames, however, some residents’ cars were damaged by falling droplets from the burning wires. Luckily, no injuries were reported.

Tourists who witnessed the blaze told The Pattaya News that they heard several explosions from the fire.

An unidentified witness claimed that the fire was caused by workers who tried to install an overhead sign. Their equipment got entangled with the wires and thus ignited the blaze, the witness stated.

The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.

This news comes after a whirlwind of other recent fires in Pattaya.

Last week, Chinese tourists fled from a terrible blaze at a Pattaya pool villa. The fire gutted a room on the second floor of the villa, on Soi Sukhumvit 4 in Chon Buri’s Bang Lamung district. Five to six Chinese tourists had been staying at the villa when the blaze wreaked havoc. Fortunately, the tourists were able to escape unscathed before rescue services arrived.

Just days before that, a blaze gutted a Canadian man’s 20 million baht luxury villa in Phu Thara village, also located in the Bang Lamung district. The fire started on the ground floor and spread through the entire property, damaging every room, until only the carcass of the luxury villa remained, said Nong Prue Municipality firefighter Siriwat Prachit.

Only days before that, yet another fire broke out at a condominium in Pattaya, also in the Bang Lamung district. The raging fire sent over 200 residents of the Amazon Residence Condominium evacuating, and at least five people were injured.

Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.