Gas Leak Leads to Fire at Kebab Restaurant in South Pattaya, No Major Injuries


A fire, triggered by a gas leak from a propane cylinder, caused significant damage to Master Kebab, a popular eatery in South Pattaya near Walking Street. There was one minor injury.

A video of the aftermath of the blaze and report can be seen here on our YouTube channel.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:00 P.M. on Friday, May 3rd, and was promptly reported to Lieutenant Colonel Pitak Nernsang of the Pattaya City Police. Emergency services, including firefighters and the Pattaya News team, were dispatched to the location on Second Road, where they encountered a crowd of concerned residents and tourists.

The blaze was successfully contained within 30 minutes. Unfortunately, an unidentified Indian national suffered burn injuries to his hand during the event but there were no major life-threatening injuries. The restaurant sustained considerable damage, with repair costs estimated to exceed 500,000 baht.

Ms. Thitaphon Kennites, 34, the proprietor of Master Kebab, informed the Pattaya News that she was not present when the fire erupted. According to her father, who was preparing to open the establishment, the fire broke out shortly after he began replacing a gas cylinder. The precise cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Forensic Police.

Ms. Kennites reportedly thanked firefighters, staff, and rescue workers for helping extinguish the fire and responding quickly.

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.