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PATONG: Jintana Plaza on Patong’s beach road caught fire early yesterday morning, causing an estimated one million baht in damage.

It’s the third time this year that fire has broken out at the complex.

Lt Naruwat Puthawiro said that Kathu Police Station received a call about 3:15 am reporting that a fire had broken out at the plaza.

“The fire [reportedly] started about 3:15 am and spread through tailors, souvenir shops and other vendor’s stalls. It spread through 10 shophouses in total. We still don’t know how many small stalls inside were damaged,” he told the Gazette today.

“We are waiting for forensics tests to determine the cause of the fire and we are still not sure how much damage was caused, but we believe it’s more than one million baht.” he said.

Lt Naruwat pointed out that this was the third time that Jintana Plaza had caught fire this year.

“We are investigating whether the fires were started by short-circuits or by arson. Also, this fire started at night, just like the previous two fires,” he said.

“Most of the shops are insured,” Lt Naruwat added.

 

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