A morning fire has damaged a bar on the Bangla Road in Patong.
Firefighters from the Patong Municipality were notified of the fire at 8:17 A.M. Monday morning (July 10th) at a small bar on the Bangla Road. Firefighters with four fire engines and The Phuket Express arrived at the scene. Mr. Chalermsak Maneesri, Mayor of Patong Municipality, was also present.
Smoke was found around the Bangla Road area and the fire was found ablaze at a small bar in a row of similar establishments, although the exact name of the bar was not identified by Chalermsak. Good Samaritans nearby had tried to help extinguish the flames but failed before firefighters arrived. It took about 20 minutes to control the fire and luckily no injuries were reported.
However, the bar suffered significant damage from the fire, although an exact estimate of financial costs was ongoing as of press time. The owner of the bar was not identified to the Thai media. The fire was prevented from spreading to many nearby bars and businesses.
Firefighters believe that the cause of the fire is from an electric short circuit. However, the exact cause of the fire is still being investigated as of press time.