Fire at Central Embassy Shopping Mall in Bangkok

Fire above Central Embassy Thursday night in Bangkok.

BANGKOK — A fire broke out late Thursday night in a five-star hotel under construction above one of Bangkok’s luxury malls.

Just after 11pm, flames erupted from around the 30th floor of where a future Park Hyatt Hotel is being built above the Central Embassy shopping mall in downtown Bangkok.

Flames and smoke were seen billowing from the 30th floor where the hotel is under construction, according to Lumpini police.

Firemen were unable to fight the fire from outside and entered the building by stairs to get the fire under control.

The fire has been brought under control, according to JS100 radio.