Car Mysteriously Bursts into Flames in Chonburi Alarming Residents

Chonburi —

A car mysteriously caught fire at midnight today, April 16th. No injuries were reported but the incident did alarm several residents living nearby.

Sawang Boriboon rescuers and the Chonburi fire department responded to a fire that was engulfing a sedan on a local road in the Khao Mai Kaeo sub-district of Banglamung district, Chonburi.

At the scene, a Honda Dimension sedan was being consumed by a fire. Its driver, 26-year-old Mr. Wasuthep Wechlumrit, was at the scene, uninjured but shocked by the incident, according to rescuers. Some nearby residents were also attracted by the fire and surprised and alarmed by the incident.

The authorities extinguished the blaze within a few minutes, but the car was completely burnt to a crisp.

Mr. Wasuthep told The Pattaya News that he had recently returned from participating in Songkran festivities in Rayong province. On his journey, he heard an explosion and noticed smoke emanating from his car. He then quickly parked the vehicle and managed to escape just in time before it burst into flames.

Authorities suspected that a short circuit may have caused the fire.

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.