One dead, one seriously injured after fire guts Chonburi building

PHOTO: Eastern Firefighter Volunteers

Chonburi –

One person has died while another has sustained serious injuries after a fire seriously damaged a four story building next to a hotel in Mueang Chonburi yesterday afternoon (October 25th).

The Mueang Chonburi Police was notified of the fire at 4:00 PM on Sukhumwit Road near a hotel in the Baan Suan sub-district.

Firefighters and emergency responders first arrived at the scene to find a heavy fire was ablaze on the second floor.

PHOTO: Eastern Firefighter Volunteers

It took about one hour for the firefighters to put out the fire. The second floor was totally destroyed.

A burnt body which police have so far been unable to identify was found in a room on the second floor. Another person sustained serious injuries from the fire and was taken to a hospital for urgent medical assistance.

Witnesses told police that they saw smoke coming out from the second floor before the blaze engulfed a larger portion of the building.

Mueang Chonburi police along with forensic investigators are continuing their investigation to determine the exact cause of the fire as well as the identity of the victim.

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Goong is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for closing in on two years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya and Phuket, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket except when commuting between the two.