Five – year -old boy rescued from Pattaya apartment fire


A five- year-old boy has been rescued from a third floor room by good Samaritans during an apartment fire early this morning (February 11th).

The Pattaya Fire Department was notified of the fire at 1:00 A.M. at an apartment complex in the Nongprue area.

Firefighters and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find the four story building ablaze from the first floor near the main staircase.

Nearly a dozen residents of the complex were seen by reporters quickly fleeing from their apartments. The five-year-old boy, who wasn’t named due to his age, was safely rescued from a third floor apartment due to volunteers and a motorbike taxi driver who had been helping before firefighters arrived. The video of this amazing rescue can be found on our Tiktok, Facebook, and YouTube channels at the bottom of this article.

It took about 30 minutes for firefighters to control the fire. No injuries were reported although significant portions of the building were damaged. Some residents were given minor aid at the scene of the fire for smoke inhalation but none needed hospitalization.

Witnesses that live in the apartment told The Pattaya News they initially smelled something burning. When they opened the door to their apartment they discovered heavy smoke in the hallways and called for help. Neighbours reportedly banged on doors and helped all the residents of the complex escape without injury.

The source of the fire is still under investigation at this time, according to Pattaya firefighters.

Story by The Pattaya News


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang 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 more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, 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 and Krabi except when commuting between the three.