Overnight house fire causes an estimated 500,000 baht of damage in Pattaya, Chinese man and family escape without injuries

Banglamung, Pattaya, Chonburi–

A fire at a two-story townhouse in Banglamung last night (November 17th) caused an estimated 500,000 baht of damage, according to the Pattaya Fire Department. The owner of the home, a Chinese national, and his family managed to escape without injuries.

Firefighters were notified of the fire at a townhouse in a housing estate in Nongprue at 8:00 P.M.

Police, firefighters with multiple fire engines, and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find lots of smoke coming from the house.

Firefighters were able to control the fire fairly quickly without the blaze spreading to other homes in the residential area. Officials from the Pattaya Fire Department stated to the press that they believed the fire started from inside a storage room in the home.

The owner, a Chinese national, and his family were not injured and managed to immediately escape once they noticed smoke in their home. The cost of damages is estimated at about 500,000 baht according to a spokesperson from the Pattaya Fire Department. The name of the homeowner was withheld at his request, who also declined to give a statement to the press about the fire.

Pattaya Forensic Police are planning to continue their investigation during daytime hours today to determine the exact cause of the blaze, which is still unknown.


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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.