Auspicious Buddha image survives Chiang Rai house fire

An image of the Lord Buddha is being hailed as being auspicious after it was the only remaining item found among the ruins of a house that burned down in Chiang Rai yesterday, Oct. 10.

The now-former house, along with the auspicious Buddha image, is located in Moo 10 Si Thoi, Mae Suai District.

Pictures from the scene show nothing left other than a number of concrete support pillars along with the charred remains of a piece of paper with the auspicious Buddha image at its center.

Police believe the fire was caused by a short circuit.