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Power cables ablaze overhead on a busy road in Kata sent tourists scurrying for cover on the evening of Feb 19.
As the fire started to spread along the cables over the street, some people attempted took douse the flames with small fire extinguishers, but to no avail.
Karon Police soon arrived and blocked the road and firefighters from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Karon office also soon arrived.
Firefighters too took about 20 minutes to bring the fire under control.
There was no injures reported from the incident.
Karon Police told The Phuket News they were still investigating the cause of fire.