Cargo fire causes huge smoke plume

Late Sunday morning, a number of Tung Chung residents noticed thick, black smoke over the mountains north of the town. It was later reported that there was a cargo fire at the Shekou Container Terminal near Shenzhen. A large number of plastic bags was destroyed in the blaze.

While yesterday was one of the clearest days in Hong Kong so far this year, there were concerns that the smoke would affect the city, however winds blew it towards the mainland instead. It took over an hour for firefighters to put the fire out. No casualties were reported. Photo credit: Cadmann Wong.


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