The fire started at cinema No.8 on the third floor of the building situated on Boromratchonnanee Road in Bang Phlat district around 11:30am. About 30-40 fire trucks and about more than 100 of crews were rushed to the scene.
Firefighters were battling to bring the blaze under control, with the flames being fed by inflammable carpet flooring. Fire fighters called for special equipment as the fire was generating toxic gas.
As of 12:50pm, one fire fighter had been hurt, the buildings were still engulfed in flames.
At 1:30pm, the firefighting team inside the building had to get out of the structure after the third and fourth storeys collapsed.
Two lanes of traffic on that section of Boromratchonnanee Rd were closed, causing a traffic jam in the area.
Major Cineplex Pinklao is the first cinema complex built by Major Group in 1995. It has 16 screens.
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