Fire breaks out at Wo Che Estate in Sha Tin, arson suspected, one resident sent to hospital

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Wo Che Estate - Hip Wo House

29th March 2023 – (Hong Kong) At 2.45am today a resident of Hip Wo House in Wo Che Estate in Sha Tin made a distress call to the police, reporting a fire outside their unit. The fire had ignited a pile of garbage and sent thick smoke billowing into the air. Firefighters quickly arrived on the scene and were able to extinguish the flames before they could spread to other units in the building.

Upon investigating the scene, authorities found evidence that suggested the fire had been intentionally set. A suspect is now at large and law enforcement officials are working diligently to apprehend them. In the meantime, residents of Wo Che Estate are being urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the authorities immediately.

The incident has left many residents shaken and concerned about their safety. One man, surnamed Kwok and aged 49, was taken to the hospital after reporting feeling unwell. Fortunately, he is expected to make a full recovery.