PHUKET: Police are investigating the cause of a fire on the Karon beach road that engulfed seven shop units at the Karon Plaza shopping bazaar early on Saturday.

Three firetrucks from Karon Municipality were called in just before 6am to contain the blaze, which took 30 minutes to extinguish.

“The plaza sells fashion items, such as clothes and shoes, and many other types of goods,” explained Lt Sathaporn Srinoon of Karon Police.