(Updated 9:30 a.m.) – Damage is estimated at more than 100 million baht after two separate fires swept through a Pattaya hotel and a warehouse overnight in the eastern city.

Pattaya municipal officers this morning are blocking off part of North Road in the city where the remains of the wooden warehouse and a six-story apartment house continue to smolder following the 1 a.m. inferno that took 10 fire companies six hours to extinguish. There were no initial reports of injuries.

By the time firefighters had the blaze under control by 3 a.m., flames had already damaged an adjacent restaurant and the building housing apartments and warehouse offices. Families, senior citizens and children were evacuated.

Both buildings, along with the adjacent restaurant, have been cordoned off out of fear of collapse. Nearly all of the first three floors of the apartment house, all with parquet flooring, were gutted by fire, smoke and water.

The warehouse had been storing both wooden furniture and flammable paint and varnishing liquids. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

The warehouse fire broke out just as Pattaya firefighters were cleaning up the remains of a 10 p.m. Monday blaze at the Pattaya Inn Hotel just off the Walking Street nightlife strip. No one was injured.

Two rooms of the three-story, 25-room hotel were gutted in the blaze that began on the third floor. The fire and heavy smoke sparked panic among the few tourists on Walking Street while drawing a crowd of gawking bar workers. Four fire trucks needed about 30 minutes to bring the blaze under control.

The manager, identified as Injai, said the two rooms were vacant at the time and were rented by two couples who worked on Walking Street. All their belongings were lost, although they were said to own little else than the clothes they came to town with.

This is a developing story and will be updated.