Australian Woman in Krabi Helps Save Three People From Fire By Calling For Help

Krabi –

An Australian woman helped to alert local fire fighters and rescue workers after she saw a fire break out at a Krabi tour company.

As a result of her actions, three people survived the fire that took place in Mueang Krabi.

Nong Talay fire fighters were notified of the fire earlier this week at a residential home in Nong Talay. They arrived at the scene to find the home ablaze, which has a tour company at the front of the building. Three people sleeping inside the house managed to escape the blaze and firefighters finally put out the fire.

Mrs. Kim, 65, whose last name was not released to the media, an Australian national who first alerted local residents about the fire, told the local press “I was walking back to my accommodation after I finished eating at a restaurant nearby, about 50 meters from the scene. I saw that a major fire had broken out at a tour company. I ran back to the restaurant for help and staffers at the restaurant broke the glass door down of the business and home before shouting to inform people inside to get out.”

According to rescue workers, the three people inside, who were not identified, were sleeping through the fire and if someone had not alerted them their lives may have been in danger.

An electric short circuit is believed to be the cause of the fire, however, the investigation into the blaze continues as of press time.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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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.