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Hotel catches fire in Thai resort, 400 safely evacuated

BANGKOK (AP) — About 400 guests and staff were safely evacuated from a hotel in Thailand's popular seaside resort of Pattaya whose facade caught fire before dawn Friday, police said. Police...

6.12.2019

Police in Thailand 's popular seaside resort of Pattaya say about 400 guests and staff were safely evacuated from a hotel whose facade caught fire in the middle of the night. They say the blaze at the Holiday Inn Express caused no injuries or deaths.

BANGKOK (AP) — About 400 guests and staff were safely evacuated from a hotel in Thailand 's popular seaside resort of Pattaya whose facade caught fire before dawn Friday, police said. Police...

Tourists watch as a fire rages on the upper floors at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Pattaya, Chonburi province, Thailand, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Police in Thailand's popular seaside report of Pattaya say about 400 guests were safely evacuated from the hotel whose facade caught fire in the middle of the night. The blaze caused no injuries or deaths. (AP Photo)

He said an initial investigation found that a short circuit sparked the fire, which began in an area overhanging the hotel’s entrance and spread along cables to the third floor and then to several higher floors. Three firetrucks took about half an hour to put out the blaze.

In 1997, more than 90 people were killed in Pattaya in one of Thailand’s worst hotel fires, Authorities blamed the management of the 17-story, 450-room Royal Jomtien Resort Hotel for neglecting fire safety measures.

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All electric wires are opened and closer to buildings in Pattaya. No safety in Pattaya. I was there in room 202. When you start journey towards Pattaya you can see these open wires. So the guests and staff got out. Fine. But what about all the hookers? Who goes all the way to a beach in Thailand to stay at a Holiday Inn Express?

Buildings are evacuated, not people. Unless the writer meant something particularly vile. Crazy shit, fire started out of no where. Ok lol Me: Where’d you stay last night? Holiday Inn Express Pattaya: 🤬

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