Early on Monday Morning, a fire destroyed a German-owned restaurant located at the Jomtien Complex close to Jomtien Beach. Fire Rescue Units received reports of a fire at the location just after 2.30am and rushed to the scene. The restaurant, which has rooms for rent above it, was engulfed in flames and fire fighters battled for 30 minutes until the flames were extinguished. The German owner of the business, Mr. John Darker aged 63 looked on as fire investigators moved in and confirmed that the likely cause of the fire was an electrical fault with a coffee machine. A nearby security guard reported to Police that he heard a loud explosion coming from the Restaurant which was soon followed by smoke and then flames. No injuries were reported and damage is estimated at 200,000 Baht.