Police Investigate Cause of Major Yaowarat Fire, No Injuries

Bangkok —

At 8:42 PM, on July 7th, 2024, Phlapphla Chai 2 police received a report of a fire in Soi Yaowarat, Samphanthawong, Bangkok.

The fire began in old buildings in Trok Pho (Soi Yaowarat) and quickly spread to adjacent structures. Rescue and firefighting teams from 17 stations, using over 40 fire trucks, were dispatched to the scene. However, Trok Pho’s narrow entries hindered the operation.

Fortunately, the fire started while locals were still awake, allowing them to quickly evacuate to open areas. Rescuers assisted three individuals inside the buildings, and more than 20 patients at Thianfah Foundation Hospital were safely evacuated to Wat Traimit.

By 11:30 PM, the fire was under control, with firefighters continuing to spray water throughout the night to prevent rekindling. The forensic team will investigate the scene to determine the exact cause of the incident.

Currently, police have closed Yaowarat Road from Chaloem Buri Intersection to the Odeon Circle to ensure tourist safety. Due to the area’s popularity among Thai and international tourists, especially during high-traffic periods, these measures are necessary to prevent any harm.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

Goongnang Suksawat
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 five years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some 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.