7th July 2022 – (Hong Kong) At about 12am today (7th), the police successively received reports from 4 citizens that a fire broke out in a warehouse storing wooden boards in Ping Che, Ta Kwu Ling, near Ng Chau South Road. Firefighters rushed to the scene and evacuated 15 nearby villagers to a safe place. Since the location of the fire was far from the water source, the firefighters had to drag two hoses hundreds of meters away to the fire site. During this period, the high-altitude rescue team was also dispatched to assist in the firefighting.
At about 6am today, firefighters finally put out the fire at the scene, but fortunately no one was injured in the incident. It is reported that the fire area in the warehouse once spread to an area of more than 100 metres by 50 metres. The cause of the fire in the warehouse remains to be investigated.