The fire was reported to have broken up at about 07.00 PM at the 3rd floor of the Gold Beach Resort in Sai Kaew Beach. Local people and tourists around the area called police and firefighters to rescue the tourist who were trapped inside the burning building.

The cause of the fire has yet to be investigated but specialists suspected that a short-circuit triggered the fire. Investigators are still on the case in order to determine whether the fire that broke out was an accident or arson.