The fire happened on the 6th floor.
When: January 1st, 2021
Where: Nong Prue subdistrict, Bang Lamung district, Chonburi province
What: At 4PM on January 1st, 2021, police in Pattaya received a report of a fire at a condo residence building. Officers and firefighters arrived at the scene and found panic at the residence. The 8 story condo had a fire on the 6th floor with smoke billowing from the window.
Officers managed to calm the crowd and corral people away from the building. Fire trucks fought the fire for 30 minutes, and successfully put it out. The owner of the room, Mr. John Christopher Culling, 50, British national, was sitting in front of the building.
He told officers that he was talking on the phone when he noticed the cloud of smoke and fire. He climbed out of the 6th floor balcony window and down the building. He was sent to Banglamung Hospital with minor injuries. There were no fatalities and officials are investigating the cause of the fire.
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My take: Not the most auspicious start to the New Year, but glad to hear there were no fatalities.
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