A man reportedly set fire to a residential building in Pathum Thani province last Saturday, while laughing as firefighters worked their way through to prevent the fire from spreading to other buildings.
The fire took place at 2 a.m. in Soi Prasit in the Lam Luk Ka district in the middle of the night.
The fire reportedly started at the shoe rack of a building before spreading to the wood panel and adjacent buildings. The residents of the burning building – a mother and her daughter – were alerted by neighbors and managed to escape in time.
Khu Khot Police Station personnel and local firefighters helped put out the blaze, while locals kept an eye on the suspected arsonist to prevent him from shooing him away.
The suspect, when questioned in Thai, refused to explain his motivation for burning down the building. When asked in English, he replied in just a few words.
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