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Fire in Don Mueang Claims Lives of 21 Cats

Late Sunday night, a fire erupted in a four-story commercial building located on Soi Chang Akat Uthit 15 in Don Mueang District, Bangkok. The blaze, which broke out in a residential area, was quickly addressed by local firefighters who managed to control the flames within 10 minutes.

Although there were no human injuries or fatalities, the fire had a tragic impact on the building’s feline inhabitants. Twenty-one cats, residing on the second floor, perished in the incident. However, firefighters successfully rescued five cats that had inhaled smoke. The owner of the building, visibly shaken, expressed deep sorrow over the loss of the pets and gratitude for the survival of the five rescued cats.

Authorities are currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire. The swift response by the fire department was crucial in preventing further damage and ensuring the safety of nearby residents.

The incident has resonated deeply with the local community and animal lovers, emphasizing the importance of fire safety and preparedness in both commercial and residential buildings. The tragic loss of the cats has sparked conversations about the need for improved safety measures to protect vulnerable animals in such emergencies.

Photographs by Puttisan Kaewbuadee captured the aftermath of the fire, depicting the damage to the building and the emotional toll on the owner. Local officials and fire personnel were present at the scene, assessing the situation and providing necessary support.

As the investigation continues, more information is expected to be released. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictable nature of such disasters and the critical role of emergency services in mitigating their impact.

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