Raging fire at Pattaya condo sends hundreds evacuating

Fire broke out at a Pattaya condo, photo by The Pattaya News.

A raging fire at a Pattaya condo sent hundreds evacuating in the early hours of this morning.

Over 200 residents of the Amazon Residence Condominium were evacuated, and at least five people were injured. The condo is located on Soi Wat Boon Kanjanaram 5 in the Nong Prue sub-district of Bang Lamung.

Four people suffered smoke inhalation, and one foreign man suffered burns and a head injury.

Firefighters rushed to the scene to help people escape from the building. The firefighters brought multiple engines with them. Firefighters and rescuer workers praised the quick response from the condominium’s security guards, who helped evacuate the residents.

The Pattaya News reported that the cause of the fire is currently under investigation and more information will be released when relevant authorities have completed their review.

Last year, there were a few fires in Pattaya.

On November 12, a fire gutted an abandoned Pattaya sports club. The huge blaze destroyed the Pattaya Land and House Village in Chon Buri’s Bang Lamung district. Firefighters took about half an hour to put out the flames. Most of the objects in the one-storey club were destroyed, but luckily there were no injuries.

On October 19, a fire broke out on Pattaya’s Soi Buakhao 15 when an excavator got tangled with cable wires. A witness said the excavator had been working on a drainage project on the soi when its arm got tangled in the wires above it. Firefighters managed to put out the fire, although five parked cars nearby were damaged.

In July, a fire broke out on the seventh floor of a Pattaya hotel. The blaze ripped through a storage room with electrical boxes at the LK Royal Suite Hotel on July 25. The hotel is located in Chon Buri’s Bang Lamung district. Luckily, no injuries were reported, and the fire was put out by the time firefighters arrived on the scene.

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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.

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