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Fire rips through luxury Hua Hin resort

 

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Fire caused extensive damage to a luxury resort in Hua Hin this weekend.

 

Emergency services were called to the Dhevan Dara Resort at 11.40am on Sunday (Apr 21).

 

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Picture: Manager Online

 

Following preliminary investigations, police believe that the fire broke out on wasteland outside the resort before spreading to villas located next to a perimeter fence.

 

Manager Online reported that it took 50 firefighters more than 4 hours to bring the blaze under control.

 

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Picture: Manager Online

 

It was reported up to 10 villas were damaged with the cost of damage estimated at 35 million baht.

 

No one was injured as a result of the balze and all staff members and guests were reported safe.

 

Source: Manager Online

 

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A little Thai bird (reliable or not I can't be sure) tells me that sugar cane farmers had been burning off stubble in a field next door to the resort  shortly it went up in smoke.

 

 

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Good job that there has been a drop in tourists so that these "villas" were not occupied. Mind you looking at the remains of the metal roofing the blaze must have had some intensity.

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6 minutes ago, geoffbezoz said:

Good job that there has been a drop in tourists so that these "villas" were not occupied. Mind you looking at the remains of the metal roofing the blaze must have had some intensity.

Yep probably a  whole 1.2mm thick! Ive seen  thicker  tin foil than Thais use in some of their roofs.

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2 minutes ago, gunderhill said:

Yep probably a  whole 1.2mm thick! Ive seen  thicker  tin foil than Thais use in some of their roofs.

Well at the claimed 3.5 million baht per Villa and using tin foil roofing, someone is telling porkies or else a potential insurance scam. You can get a real house for that money.

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3 minutes ago, geoffbezoz said:

Well at the claimed 3.5 million baht per Villa and using tin foil roofing, someone is telling porkies or else a potential insurance scam. You can get a real house for that money.

And they dont have real tile  roofs  just that cheap asbestos composite  sheeting, as  cheap as you can get bar some Tesco Blue pvc sheeting.

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2 minutes ago, gunderhill said:

And they dont have real tile  roofs  just that cheap asbestos composite  sheeting, as  cheap as you can get bar some Tesco Blue pvc sheeting.

So a luxury resort in name and nightly charge only.

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Just now, geoffbezoz said:

So a luxury resort in name and nightly charge only.

"Shabby  chic"  with the emphasis on shabby😄

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Such a collection of structural engineers, architects, arson investigators and insurance assessors. Such wisdom from a scant news report and a few photos. Simply amazing.

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1 hour ago, geoffbezoz said:

Well at the claimed 3.5 million baht per Villa and using tin foil roofing, someone is telling porkies or else a potential insurance scam. You can get a real house for that money.

But do you get daily income from that house?

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2 hours ago, geoffbezoz said:

So a luxury resort in name and nightly charge only.

3.5 million baht for a pre-fabricated building the size of a standard garage...

obviously for sale to farangs!

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