Fire breaks out at Fortune Town commercial complex

A firev broke out at the third floor room of Fortune Town commercial complex on Ratchadapisek road during the morning rush hour Monday, causing heavy traffic jams in the vicinity.

By 9 am after almost an hour of blazing, a dozen of fire trucks could contain the fire at limited area while firemen were breaking glass windows on the third floor to release thick smokes out of the building.

As the fire happened close to the Rama 9 subway station, the Metropolitan Rapid Transit of Thailand (MRT) ordered the closing of its Exit 1 of the station for safety reason and to facilitate firemen to work.

It was not immediately known the cause of the fire but the third floor houses mostly IT stores.

The fire caused traffic jams at both inbound and outbound lanes of the Ratchadapisek road, and adjacent roads such as Rama 9, Asoke, Sukhumvit and Phetburi roads.