A small fire broke out at an Indian restaurant at DB North Plaza Monday with no injuries reported, a spokesperson from the Discovery Bay Fire Station confirmed with Around DB.
At around 12:30pm, photos and videos showing smoke coming out of DB North Plaza circulated on social media. The fire official said that they received a call about the fire at 12:38pm, which they have classified as “number 1” or the lowest fire alarm. At least 10 firefighters have been deployed. The fire was reportedly caused by a cooking pan that was under a ‘very high temperature’ and that oil residue from the kitchen and pipes had fueled the fire.
“But it was immediately extinguished by the sprinkler installed there. There was a slight damage to the exhaust hood,” said the spokesperson.
According to the Hong Kong Observatory, over 10,000 fire incidents occur in Hong Kong every year.