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Unit in Tai Kok Tsui was caught in a sea of ​​fire. Firefighters ascended the ladder to police. 4 cats burned to death in an old neighborhood, and 5 people were unwell and sent to hospital.

2023-02-04T04:54:32.800Z


Today (4th) at 10:10 in the morning, a fire broke out in a unit in the east block of Fugui Building, No. 1-21, Bowen Street, Tai Kok Tsui. The fire was quite violent, and the unit was instantly engulfed in flames, thick and black smoke spewed out of the window, sweeping the upper half of the air


Today (4th) at 10:10 in the morning, a fire broke out in a unit in the east block of Fugui Building, No. 1-21, Bowen Street, Tai Kok Tsui.

The fire was so intense that the unit was instantly engulfed in flames, and thick and black smoke spewed out of the window, sweeping the upper half of the air.

The firefighters received multiple calls for help, and dispatched a firefighter and a smoking cap team to the rescue.

53 residents were evacuated by firefighters, some of them were rescued by firefighters climbing ladders, and some elderly people with limited mobility were rescued by police officers.

The fire was extinguished at 10:44 a.m., and five people were sent to the hospital because of smoke inhalation and fire escape.

It was reported that there were 5 cats in the unit where the fire broke out, 4 of which were burned to death, and 1 cat, BB, disappeared.

The cause of the fire cannot be ruled out to be related to electrical appliances.


The fire was quite violent, and thick smoke billowed into the air.

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Resident Huang Bo told the story of the fire alarm, saying that the unit where the fire broke out was on the third floor. He was just going out to take the elevator when a man from the unit where the fire started told him that there was a fire. Way! Lucky Cai (firefighter) rescued us in time, and held me back, and there was no smoke when I reached the stairs!" He and two family members fell safely down the stairs.

Uncle Huang pointed out the smoke, but fortunately the firefighters took him and his family out of the building in time.

(Photo by Weng Yuhui)

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Source: hk1

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