Date
20 September 2019
Firefighters took about nine hours to put out largely the massive fire at a one-storey, metal-sheeted warehouse at the Tuen Mun River Trade Terminal on Lung Mun Road on Sunday. Photo: Now News
Firefighters took about nine hours to put out largely the massive fire at a one-storey, metal-sheeted warehouse at the Tuen Mun River Trade Terminal on Lung Mun Road on Sunday. Photo: Now News

Fires engulf two warehouses in Tuen Mun

Two major fires engulfed two warehouses in Tuen Mun over the weekend.

At about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, a massive fire broke out at a one-storey metal-sheeted warehouse at the Tuen Mun River Trade Terminal on Lung Mun Road, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

Fierce flames with heavy black smoke went up to the sky, prompting firefighters to raise the No. 3 alarm at 4:52 a.m.

The fire spread across an area of 1,200 meters by 80 meters, before firefighters managed to put it out largely at 1:34 p.m., or nine hours after it started.

They used eight jets, two turntable ladder monitors and two roof monitors, and mobilized eight breathing apparatus teams to fight the blaze. No casualties were reported.

Staff from the Buildings Department arrived later to evaluate the structural safety of the seriously damaged warehouse, which was reportedly used to store clothing products.

Investigators did not find anything suspicious about the fire, although they could not yet say what caused it.

Fire hit another warehouse on Luen Tai Street at around 1:40 a.m. on Saturday. It was near the Tai Lam Chung Fire Station. 

Explosions were heard inside the warehouse as the fire raged, hk01.com reported. The warehouse was reportedly used to store toys and fabric. 

Firefighters took about two and half hours to put out the blaze, which covered an area of 150 meters by 30 meters. 

No casualties were reported and no evacuation was deemed necessary.

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