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Pattaya: Four hundred tourists evacuated as fire breaks out at Holiday Inn hotel

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Pattaya: Four hundred tourists evacuated as fire breaks out at Holiday Inn hotel | Samui Times

Ruksiamnews reported that fire broke out at the Holiday Inn in Soi Bua Khao, Pattaya, around this morning. 

About 400 tourists – many children, the aged and handicapped – were evacuated by a combination of police, hotel security staff and members of the public. This was about 4.30 am. 

Pattaya: Four hundred tourists evacuated as fire breaks out at Holiday Inn hotel | News by Samui Times

No one was reported injured and two fire engines brought the blaze under control in 30 minutes. 

Security guard Suphatchai Phanwilai, 29, said he noticed smoke around a balcony on the front of the building and immediately called the authorities.

Initial investigations suggest that the fire started in the front of the building and did not spread to the main part of the eight story building.

Posters on the site suggested it was a relatively newly built hotel and the narrow soi made it difficult to put out the fire. 

An investigation is underway with the media saying that damage will run into millions of baht. 

Thai Visa /  Ruksiamnews

Pattaya: Four hundred tourists evacuated as fire breaks out at Holiday Inn hotel | News by Samui Times
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