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Mini storage fire for five years | 01 The culprit of the fire was revealed when Changgong Xiacang was still involved in multiple crimes and fire prosecutions

2021-06-24T11:00:47.122Z

In 2016, there was a fatal fire in the Shichang mini-storage of Amoy Industrial Building, which claimed the lives of two firefighters. The Fire Services Department formulated the "Potential Fire Hazards in Mini-storages and Corresponding Improvement Measures" that year to strengthen regulation of the industry. Five years later, the fan



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Written by: Kong Fanxu

2021-06-20 08:01

Last update date: 2021-06-20 08:01

In 2016, there was a fatal fire in the Shichang mini-storage of Amoy Industrial Building, which claimed the lives of two firefighters. The Fire Services Department formulated the "Potential Fire Hazards in Mini-storages and Corresponding Improvement Measures" that year to strengthen regulation of the industry.

Five years later, the mini-storage opened to Chengxing City. A reporter from "Hong Kong 01" inspected a Shichang mini-storage in an industrial building in Tsuen Wan and found that there were still suspected violations of a number of "Measures". The corridor between each row of storage cabinets was only about 1 The meter distance is less than half of the required 2.4 meters. The contents of many storage cabinets are stacked to the ceiling, and some windows are blocked by the storage cabinets.

The Fire Services Department responded to "Hong Kong 01" inquiries and stated that it had issued a "Fire Hazard Elimination Notice" to Shichang, but failed to comply and prosecuted it.

Shi Chang did not respond before the deadline.

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Revisiting the 2016 report:

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The Shichang mini-storage in Mid-Levels Street, Tsuen Wan, violated many regulations and was prosecuted by the Fire Services Department.

(Photo by Hong Yeming)

According to the "Potential Fire Hazard in Mini Storage and Corresponding Improvement Measures" of the Fire Services Department, the side length of each row of mini storage shall not exceed 20 meters, and a separation distance of not less than 2.4 meters must be reserved between each row of mini storage. Storage cells and storage There must be a distance of 1 meter between the top of the object and the ceiling.

▼"Potential Fire Hazard in Mini Storage and Corresponding Improvement Measures"▼

The width between storage bins is less than 1 meter and is far below the lower limit

"Hong Kong 01" inspected some mini-storages earlier and found that some of them were suspected of violating multiple requirements.

Located in an industrial building on Mid-Levels Street, Tsuen Wan, the Shichang Mini Warehouse is like a giant maze.

The reporter measured the corridor between each row of storage cabinets. The width was less than 1 meter, which was far below the lower limit of 2.4 meters set by the Fire Department.

▼The width of the warehouse is much lower than the standard ▼

Tenants ignoring warning letter for storage exceeding 2.35 meters height limit

The storage items accumulated in at least ten storage cabinets exceed the 2.35-meter height warning line, and some storage items are even as high as close to the ceiling.

The storage warehouse suspected of violations has posted a notice saying that it will be punished, but the notice was issued in 2019 and the situation has not improved.

▼Over-height limit for sundries▼

The windows are sealed in storage bins

The storage cabinets in the mini-storage extend all the way to the windows. Many windows are blocked by the storage cabinets. Sundries are also placed in the corridors, which are suspected of obstructing fire hoses and escape routes.

From the ground outside the building, it is even clearer that multiple windows have been sealed.

▼The window is blocked▼

Fire: Shichang has filed a prosecution for non-compliance

The Fire Department responded to enquiries and stated that the fire hazard was discovered after inspecting the Shichang mini-storage at the address. After issuing the "Fire Hazard Elimination Notice", the relevant operator failed to comply with the "Notice" within the specified time limit without reasonable excuse. In accordance with the regulations, prosecutions have been filed against its operators.

Another newly opened mini-storage has multiple smoke-proof doors and an escape terrace. However, the corridor between the storage warehouses is suspected to be less than 2.4 meters, which is suspected of failing to meet the requirements.

(Photo by Hong Kong 01 reporter)

The narrow corridors of the new mini-storage firefighters said they will inspect

Another newly opened mini warehouse in Tsuen Wan has multiple smoke-proof doors and an escape terrace. However, the corridor between the warehouses is suspected to be less than 2.4 meters, which is suspected to fail to meet the requirements.

The Fire Services Department pointed out that during the inspection on the 8th of this month, it was found to be a newly-operated mini-storage, and the prescription would follow the established mechanism to carry out joint enforcement actions with relevant departments in the mini-storage.

▼In 2016, the Shichang mini-storage fire in Amoy Industrial Village lasted 108 hours▼

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In 2016, there was a fire in the Shichang mini-storage in Amoy Industrial Village, and the industrial building has been demolished and rebuilt.

(Photo by Kong Fanxu)

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