Fire damages pavilion at Chonburi Buddhist temple, valuable holy manuscripts lost in blaze

PHOTO: Sawang Het rescue

Chonburi –

Fires gutted a pavilion at a prominent temple in Chonburi over night this past weekend.

Chonburi firefighters were notified of the fire at night time this past weekend ending February 21st at a Buddhist temple located in the Koh Jan district.

The fire rescue team arrived at the Nong Lamduan Promsri Temple in the Tha Boonmee sub-district with multiple fire engines to find that the fire was ablaze inside a central pavilion. It took about half an hour for firefighters to control the fire.

No injuries were reported.

PHOTO: Sawang Het rescue

Holy manuscripts and Buddha images were being kept inside the pavilion. Many books were unfortunately lost during the blaze, including some religious manuscripts of high value according to the temple abbott.

PHOTO: Sawang Het rescue

No witnesses were found directly on the scene. However, Tha Boonmee police are investigating to find the exact cause of the fire.

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.