A fire caused by a short circuit broke out in a kindergarten classroom at Pattaya City Eight School, but all 108 students were safe and uninjured.
Thitiphan Petchtrakul, Deputy Mayor of Pattaya, and Banlue Kullawanich, chairman of the Pattaya City Council, rushed to Pattaya Eight School on South Pattaya Road in Nongprue subdistrict of Banglamung today, August 16th, following a report that a fire had erupted in a kindergarten classroom.
The classroom was on the first floor and usually housed kindergarten students aged 4-6 years old. The fire was extinguished by teachers and janitors while all students had been evacuated safely from the second and third floors.
According to the teacher Phuttawan Pholsanong, 108 students came to school today, and 20 students used the classroom, which bursted into flames. At 10 a.m., all students luckily took a lunch break outside the room when the fire broke out and destroyed many school supplies.
Phuttawan who witnessed the accident said she saw the fire starting from the refrigerator before spreading to other appliances. Pattaya Police reportedly suspected that the fire may be caused by a short circuit. The officers also summoned a deputy principal and a class teacher for inquiries.
Initially, Deputy Mayor Thitiphan barred the teachers and students from using the building pending the police’s investigation to find the cause of this frightening incident.
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