Fire destroys shophouse near ‘Bobae Tower’ in Bangkok’s old quarter (Photos)

A fire broke out at Bobae Tower, a cheap clothing wholesale market and quickly spread through the  7-story building last night. Photo: UruphongFire / Twitter
A fire broke out at Bobae Tower, a cheap clothing wholesale market and quickly spread through the 7-story building last night. Photo: UruphongFire / Twitter

A fire broke out shortly after the stroke of midnight this morning by a discount clothing market in Bangkok’s old quarter and swiftly consumed the seven-story building. 

Firefighters had to break through a steel door and use several hoses to extinguish the blaze that torched the building after starting on the second floor. Fortunately, no injuries or deaths were reported.

Photo: Thapphawut Parinyaparita
Photo: Thapphawut Parinyapariwat

Police are still working to determine the cause of the fire, Nang Loeng police chief Somyot Udomraksasap told Coconuts Bangkok this morning. 

Although Col. Somyot said that it was Bobae Tower than burned, witnesses said it was a shophouse across the street. The cost of the damage was yet unknown. Shopkeepers were still calculating the extent of their losses. 

A fire broke out at Bobae Tower, a cheap clothing wholesale market and quickly spread through the 7-story building last night. Photo: UruphongFire / Twitter
A fire broke out at Bobae Tower, a cheap clothing wholesale market and quickly spread through the 7-story building last night. Photo: UruphongFire / Twitter
The damaged building after the fire. Photo: FIRE&RESCUE(TEAM)
The damaged building after the fire. Photo: Fire and Rescue Team
Photo: Fire and Rescue Team
Photo: Fire and Rescue Team
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The damaged building after the fire. Photo: Fire and Rescue Team

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