Fire breaks out in small part of Central World shopping mall in Bangkok, hundreds of shoppers evacuate

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Bangkok –

  A fire broke out in a small area in the Central World shopping mall in Bangkok this afternoon. No injuries or deaths were reported.

Firefighters were notified of the fire at about 4:00 P.M. today (November 3rd). Smoke was billowing out of a small part of the mall. Hundreds of shoppers were quickly evacuated from the shopping mall by security guards, firefighters, and mall staff.

At 5:00 P.M. the fire was finally placed under control by teams of quick-responding firefighters. No injuries or deaths were reported.

At this stage, investigating firefighters believe that the fire started from an electric short circuit in small light bulbs which are used to decorate a Christmas tree inside the shopping mall. However, the exact cause of the fire is still being investigated by the Forensic Police and investigators cautioned the public not to immediately jump to conclusions.

This is a still-developing story and will be updated if more info is released.

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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 more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also 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.