Yesterday afternoon around 5.30 PM, I went to MBK, a famous shopping complex in Bangkok near Siam Square. To my surprise, the center was closed! I first noticed the linking bridges connecting the National Stadium BTS sky train station and the MBK center was deserted. Usually, it was packed with people. Then I found out that the center was closed. We thought something happened at the center but there was no police, no ambulance, no fire fighter. Just closed. Then we found out about the fire.
The fire started around noon at 7th floor in a Japanese restaurant. All the shoppers and vendors were safely evacuated and fire contained. Fortunately no one was injured.