A large wood shop in the Pattaya area caught fire yesterday, April 22nd, resulting in estimated damages of over three million baht.
The blaze was reported to the Banglamung Police Station at 4:30 PM. Ten fire engines then rushed to the incident scene at a wood shop named Mai Je Nom located in the Nong Pla Lai sub-district of Banglamung district, Chonburi.
The wood shop sits on a vast plot of land. The fire was devouring the shop’s wood storage area, staff room, two pickup trucks, and one motorbike when the authorities arrived. There were no reports of injuries.
The blaze was ultimately quelled at an unreported time. The Pattaya News interviewed the shop owner, 34-year-old Mr. Kraisorn Netket, about the incident and was told that the fire was first spotted at a staff room, which was adjacent to a storage area filled with lumber.
Mr. Kraisorn and his employees tried to put out the fire by themselves but were unsuccessful though they were fortunately able to move some vehicles away from the flames in time. The fire then quickly spread to the storage area, so they called the fire department.
Banglamung Police went to inspect the site and reported that the estimated damage was around three million baht.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.