400 people evacuated from hotel blaze in Thailand's resort city of Pattaya
Publish- December 07, 2019, 12:47 AM
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About 400 people were evacuated on Friday after a fire gutted a hotel in Thailand's popular resort city of Pattaya.
However, police reported no casualties from the fire that gutted Holiday Inn Hotel in Pattaya.
Officers and volunteers helped evacuate around 400 hotel guests and staff, including foreign tourists, children, elderly and disabled persons to safety, while firefighters spent 30 minutes using water cannons to bring down the fire, local media reported.
A hotel security guard said that he saw smoke coming from the balcony of a room on the front side of the building, and then the fire spread quickly due to strong winds.
Police said they are still investigating the cause of the fire.