Fire breaks out at Sai Ying Pun’s Ying Wa Court, over 60 residents evacuated safely

Ying Wa Court

30th September 2023 – (Hong Kong) In the early hours of the morning today, a fire erupted in a unit on the middle floor of Ying Wa Court, located at 12 Ying Wa Terrace. The incident occurred at approximately 5.14am, prompting a swift response from the fire department.

Upon arrival at the scene, firefighters immediately deployed a hose and a team equipped with smoke helmets to combat the blaze. Their prompt action led to the rapid extinguishing of the fire, ensuring that no injuries were reported during the incident. Around 60 residents were successfully evacuated from the affected unit.

According to sources, the fire was caused by a short circuit in the power strip, which then ignited the bedsheets. The occupant of the unit attempted to extinguish the flames but was unsuccessful. Consequently, they promptly alerted the authorities for assistance.