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Bathroom explosion causes house fire

A shocking incident unfolded in Pattaya on December 18 when a two-story luxury house went up in flames, causing severe damage to the property. According to reports, the fire was ignited by a short circuit in the electrical system of the second-floor bathroom. Thankfully, no injuries were reported.

The Pattaya City Police Station swiftly responded to a distress call from Soi Sukhumvit Pattaya 54, in east Pattaya, around 9 p.m. Disaster relief teams rushed to the scene with five water trucks to combat the raging inferno. On arrival, the authorities were greeted by massive flames and thick smoke billowing out of the house. They wasted no time and sprang into action, using powerful hoses to suppress the fire and prevent it from spreading to neighboring homes. Remarkably, they managed to bring the situation under control within a mere 30 minutes.

A thorough examination of the house revealed extensive damage to the second-floor bedroom and bathroom, while the rest of the property endured smoke and water damage. Preliminary investigations have pointed to a short circuit in the bathroom’s electrical system as the root cause of the fire. Witnesses reported a massive explosion preceding the blaze.

The homeowners, who have chosen to remain anonymous, were not present when the fire broke out. Their housekeeper, however, was inside at the time and swiftly alerted them to the emergency. The housekeeper reported hearing a loud explosion in the bathroom while conducting her cleaning duties. Soon after, flames erupted violently. She swiftly evacuated the premises and sought assistance from neighbors, who promptly called the authorities.

Expressing their deep gratitude, the homeowners acknowledged the swift response and aid provided by both the authorities and their neighbors. They expressed relief that no one was harmed and assured that their insurance coverage would take care of the necessary repairs. In the interim, they plan to reside with their relatives.

The Pattaya City Police Station has announced a forthcoming investigation into the cause of the fire and will collaborate with the Provincial Electricity Authority to examine the electrical systems in the affected property and surrounding area. They have also issued a warning to the public, urging them to exercise caution and remain vigilant regarding potential fire hazards in their homes, especially during the dry season.

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