Second industrial fire in Hong Kong in three weeks

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Firefighters battled to put out a fire yesterday on the eighth floor of an industrial building in Cheung Sha Wan. The blaze broke out at around 11.30pm in the Cheong Fat factory building. It was upgraded to a Number 3 alarm at 12.19am on Friday. Fire crews responded by mobilising two jets and four breathing apparatus teams.

The fire burned for around nine hours leaving three people injured, including two teenage siblings and a firefighter. All three victims are now in stable condition.

The 11-storey building was completed in 1963 and reports say that the affected floor was made up of partitions divided by wooden boards. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

This was Hong Kong’s second fire in just under three weeks after the blaze in Ngau Tau Kok that took 108 hours to extinguish and tragically claimed the lives of two firemen.

Photo: Wikimedia

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