Fire erupts on vessel at New Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter, Fire Services Department engages in operation

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22nd September 2023 – (Hong Kong) A fire incident occurred today at 1.41pm on a vessel located in the waters of the New Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter. The Fire Services Department swiftly initiated a firefighting operation to combat the blaze and ensure the safety of all individuals involved.

The exact cause of the fire is yet to be determined, but emergency responders are working diligently to bring the situation under control. The vessel, engulfed in flames, has prompted concerns due to the potential risks associated with maritime fires.

As the firefighting operation progresses, the Fire Services Department advises members of the public to remain vigilant, particularly if they are located in close proximity to the incident. Due to the smoke and an unusual odour carried by the wind, individuals in the affected areas are urged to take precautionary measures.

Authorities recommend that residents close their doors and windows to minimize the entry of smoke and odours into their homes. This step will help maintain a safe and clean environment indoors. It is essential for individuals to stay calm and follow the instructions provided by emergency services.