German restaurant destroyed by fire in Jomtien

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Early on Monday Morning, a fire destroyed a German-owned restaurant located at the Jomtien Complex close to Jomtien Beach. Fire Rescue Units received reports of a fire at the location just after 2.30am and rushed to the scene. The restaurant, which has rooms for rent above it, was engulfed in flames and fire fighters battled for 30 minutes until the flames were extinguished. The German owner of the business, Mr. John Darker aged 63 looked on as fire investigators moved in and confirmed that the likely cause of the fire was an electrical fault with a coffee machine. A nearby security guard reported to Police that he heard a loud explosion coming from the Restaurant which was soon followed by smoke and then flames. No injuries were reported and damage is estimated at 200,000 Baht.


  • Don

    A loud explosion coming from a coffee machine I just cant imagine.

  • anus

    A loud bang is usually from liquid fuel vapours once ignited. Bet he has insurance! Seeing that the area he is in, aka Boys town, aka ghost town! (Was down there three weeks ago, looking for some decent food…not found)

  • mickey

    if the exodos of european tourists continues due to weak currency of pound and euro thell be a lot of bars/stroke restaurants going up in smoke i was in soi linki august to september it was like a ghost town for europeans plenty of bars empty and loads for sale or rent

  • Laurie Says

    Lucky no person was injured. Just another place which will be empty. Hope he had insurance !

  • soidog

    I cannot believe that electricity is getting blamed again!The strict adherence to code
    in LOS is second to none!

  • Rob

    The restaurant was destroyed yet the damage is estimated at only 200,000 baht …. not much of a restaurant and not much of a loss if that’s all it was worth!

  • geoff

    electrical fault is always a easy get out for a payout. it is the low season too