Fire destroys house in Patong and alarms local residents

Patong –

A fire totally destroyed a house in Patong before midnight over the past weekend (April 10th) alarming multiple residents. No injuries were reported, however.

The Patong Police were notified of the fire at 11:45 P.M. Sunday night at a house on Soi Phra Baramee Road in Patong, Kathu district.

Firefighters arrived at the house with fire engines to find the two story wooden house was heavily ablaze. It took more than 40 minutes for firefighters to control the fire.

The house owner, Mrs. Pintira Jampasit, 50, told The Phuket Express reporters, “I live in the house alone. I was relaxing in my home when I smelled something burning. I found that an unknown fire was raging in my residence. I ran out from the house and called for help. My house was totally destroyed. The cost of damages is being estimated. ”

At this stage, Patong police believe that the fire was caused from an electric short circuit. However, the Phuket Forensic Police are continuing their investigation to find the exact cause of the fire.

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 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.