Fire breaks out in high-rise unit in Mong Kok, leaving 7 residents unwell and 2 unconscious

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Cheung Fai Mansion

1st March 2024 – (Hong Kong) A fire broke out in a unit on the upper floors of Cheung Fai Mansion, located at 22 Tong Mi Road, in the early hours of today. Thick smoke engulfed the scene, prompting multiple residents to report the incident and evacuate to the ground floor for temporary shelter. The fire department swiftly arrived at the scene, deploying hoses and setting up aerial ladders to douse the flames. During the operation, some windows were found dangerously unstable and were shattered by the firefighters.

According to reports, the fire department rescued 3 men, 3 women, and a 17-month-old baby from the building. All of them were suspected to have suffered from smoke inhalation and were promptly transported to the hospital for treatment via ambulance. It has been mentioned that two male residents were rescued separately from the unit but subsequently fell unconscious, requiring the use of breathing assistance devices before being taken to the hospital. A total of 160 people were evacuated from the building during the incident.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, and investigations will be conducted to ascertain the circumstances leading up to the incident. The authorities will also examine the safety measures and precautions in place within the building. Cheung Fai Mansion is a residential complex in Mong Kok, known for its high-rise structure and multiple units.