The fire broke out in Tsim Sha Tsui, a busy commercial and tourist district on the beach road – No casualties reported, according to the government
The construction site of a Hong Kong skyscraper was engulfed in flames today, prompting the mobilization of a large force of firefighters, according to city authorities.
A fire broke out at a redevelopment site in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, causing damage to several nearby buildings, including the five-star hotel Sheraton Hotel and Hermes House.
Authority issued No. 4 alarm fire at 1:46am#Reuters #hk #Breaking_News #hongkongfire pic.twitter.com/4fWuCXd2WP
— Joyce Zhou (@XuhanJoyceZhou) March 2, 2023
The fire broke out at 23:11 local time (17:11 Greek time) in Tsim Sha Tsui, a busy shopping and tourist district on the beach road. No casualties have been reported, according to the government.
#emergencyalert Skyscraper under construction on fire in #HongKong fire broke out at a skyscraper being built on the site of the old Mariner’s Club in Tsim Sha Tsui, a major shopping area in Kowloon, Hong Kong 🇭🇰 #Fire pic.twitter.com/2HP9TqIDhc
— uzii (@uziihashmi_) March 2, 2023
The flames were initially located near a scaffolding on top of the building. The fire was visible from the harbor as well as the ashes falling on the neighboring streets.
An hour later, the fire had spread throughout the building under construction and was making its way down to the street, where hundreds of passers-by had gathered to watch the spectacle.
The 42-story building under construction was to house a hotel and the historic Mariners’ Club, according to the website of its developer, Empire Group.
Hongkong fire pic.twitter.com/UBVACdVBrp
— Yiming Zhang (@YimingZhang_) March 2, 2023
Building on fire on TST.
Fire Services Department reports a fire on 15 Middle Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui. pic.twitter.com/Pf629r0VU6
— Aaron Busch (@tripperhead) March 2, 2023
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