Fire Breaks Out at Emporium Mall

Smoke is seen outside the Emporium shopping mall Thursday morning. Photo: @nidneung123 / Twitter

BANGKOK — A fire broke out in the basement of luxury shopping mall Emporium this morning.

Smoke poured from the Sukhumvit Road mall after the fire erupted at about 9am inside a document storage room on the mall’s basement level. It did not cause extensive damage and was quickly brought under control. No one was injured in the fire, police said.

“It was a separate room not connected to the parking lot as people thought,” said Lt.Col. Somsak Mongkolkunakorn from Thonglor Police Station. “Though it took long to release all the smoke as it was in the basement.”

The Thailand Creative and Design Center, located on the mall’s top floor, delayed its opening time Thursday to mid-day.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.



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