3 million baht fire devastates east Pattaya wood shop industry

Pictures courtesy of Pattaya Mail.

A recent fire in east Pattaya has left a significant impact on the local wood shop industry, as a blaze at a Nong Plalai wood shop resulted in an estimated 3 million baht in damages. Thankfully, there were no reports of injuries caused by the fire. The rapid response from local fire crews from Nong Plalai, Takhiantia, and Nongprue prevented the situation from escalating further.

The fire occurred on Saturday, April 22 at the Jay Nom wood-pallet company, which is situated on a 10-rai property. Although the fire began in a staff room, it quickly spread and caused severe damage to the numerous wood piles scattered throughout the property. In addition to this, two pickup trucks and a motorcycle on the premises were also consumed by the flames.

The owner of the wood shop, Kraisorn Netket, was on-site at the time the fire began. As soon as the 34 year old shop owner became aware of the situation, he attempted to move the vehicles to a safe distance. While he was initially successful, the wind played a crucial role in exacerbating the fire, as it helped the flames spread quickly across the property.

A total of 10 fire trucks responded to the scene, equipped with the necessary tools and manpower to tackle the blaze. The fire was eventually brought under control and extinguished, preventing further damage to surrounding properties.

The Jay Nom wood-pallet company is known to be a significant business within east Pattaya’s wood industry, and the recent incident has left a considerable dent in their operations. With the extent of damage incurred, it will undoubtedly take a significant amount of time and resources for the company to recover from the fire and resume normal operations.

As the cause of the fire remains under investigation, there is a sense of uncertainty and concern within the community about the potential implications of such an incident. Fires like this can have disastrous consequences, affecting not only the business itself but also potentially causing harm to employees and nearby residents.

3 million baht fire devastates east Pattaya wood shop industry | News by Thaiger

For the residents of east Pattaya, the fire serves as a stark reminder of the importance of fire safety measures and protocol. Ensuring that businesses and homes alike are equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to tackle fires if they arise is fundamental to maintaining the well-being and security of the community.

The local firefighters’ efforts and tenacity during this incident have been recognized and applauded by the east Pattaya community. Their commitment to keeping the public safe is a testament to the value of their work, and the gratitude expressed by locals is a reflection of the trust and respect earned by the firefighting teams.

While the situation has been traumatic for all parties involved, especially the owner of the wood shop, the support from the community and local authorities in dealing with the aftermath will undoubtedly help to rebuild and restore the business in the future.

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Mitch Connor

Mitch is a Bangkok resident, having relocated from Southern California, via Florida in 2022. He studied journalism before dropping out of college to teach English in South America. After returning to the US, he spent 4 years working for various online publishers before moving to Thailand.