Early morning fire breaks out at luxury Jomtien Condo, more than 100 tourists evacuated


An early morning fire broke out in a room at the Laguna Beach condominium building in Jomtien this morning requiring the evacuation and rescue of more than one hundred tourists.

At 5:00 AM this morning, January 5, 2020, a fire broke out in a condominium located on the seventh floor of the Laguna Beach condo located in Jomtien. More than one hundred tourists fled and were evacuated from the building as alarms blared from the hallways and premises.

Firefighters, Pattaya Police, The Pattaya News and rescue workers from the Sawang Boriboon Foundation arrived quickly to assist the situation. The Pattaya Public Disaster Relief Unit coordinated the rescue efforts.

An unidentified trapped resident of the condo gets assistance to evacuate the building by Pattaya firefighters.

The blaze completely destroyed a room located on the seventh floor of the building. At this time, the cause of the fire has not been determined. There are no reports of injuries from the incident although some residents required medical treatment for smoke inhalation.

Residents of the affected condominium wave for help from their condos early in the morning January 5, 2020.

Many tourists had to be assisted by firefighters and rescue workers from the building. Trapped residents could be seen on balconies waving for help captured in photos and early morning video.

Firefighters stated that many residents became complacent when the alarms went off in the building and did not immediately vacate the condominium. Some of the residents believed it was a drill or an accident and not a serious situation. As smoke filled the hallways of the condo many became trapped in their rooms, especially on the seventh floor.

Evacuated tourists from a condo fire get medical evaluations and water from rescue personnel in Jomtien on January 5, 2020.

Luckily, all trapped residents were rescued without incident by rescue workers and the Pattaya Public Disaster Relief Unit. There appeared to be no residents in the room where the fire broke out and firefighters were able to extinguish the fire fairly quickly after reaching the condominium in question.

The room at the Laguna Beach condo in Jomtien where a fire broke out according to Pattaya firefighters, Jan 5, 2020.

Fire investigators are reviewing the damaged condominium this morning to determine the cause of the fire and assess damages. We will have more information on this incident here at The Pattaya News as it comes in today.

Photos and article by The Pattaya News team.

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