Apartment in Tsing Yi catches fire after a cigarette butt fell on its air-conditioner

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4th April 2019 – (Hong Kong) Fire broke out from an apartment at Yee Yip House Tsing Yi Estate this afternoon at around 2.14pm. The female owner of the unit called the police after she saw smoke billowing from her air-conditioner which caught fire.

Firefighters took 20 minutes to extinguish the fire. During the incident, 20 residents nearby were evacuated. No casualties were reported.

Initial investigation confirmed that the fire was caused by a cigarette butt dropped by another resident above the unit.

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