Fire destroyed the Honeymoon Karaoke bar in central Pattaya, causing a huge traffic jam, but no injuries.
About 30 firefighters took about 30 minutes to extinguish the flames that burned the Third Road building to the ground. Authorities closed Third Road and Soi Chalermprakiat 14, causing a huge backup.
The karaoke bar had been closed for renovations and investigators found a number of empty alcohol bottles near the door. Construction materials were scattered around the scene, leading authorities to speculate workers had knocked off to drink and left a tool or other equipment running, causing the fire.
The blaze remains under investigation.
Fire completely gutted the Honeymoon Karaoke, and luckily no one was inside at the time.