Fire at the Mandarin
Bangkok hotel where fire injured 16 guests had no water sprinkler system - AP, September 5, 2007
Fire at Mandarin Hotel under control - The Nation, September 5, 2007
[Thanks to the dozen or so readers who pointed out this story with delightfully mangled English.]
Fire that broke out at the Mandarin Hotel on Rama IV Road early Tuesday morning [it was actually Wednesday morning] has been put under control at about 8pm.
...Helicopters that rushed to the hotel helplessly flied over the hotel...
...Many tourists said that the hotel's water sprinkles did not work when the fire broke out.was not equipped with water sprinkles to distinguish the blaze.