A fourth alarm fire in a mini-storage facility on the Amoycan Industrial Centre estate in Kowloon Bay has claimed the life of a young Station Office. The fire began on Tuesday on the third floor and, on Thursday afternoon, firefighters were still tackling the blaze which has now spread to the fifth floor. Severe cracks in the rear of the building required a formal assessment to ensure that collapse was not imminent.
According to Oriental Daily, around 400 residents from the nearby Jade Field Garden are also to be evacuated. Residents at a nearby elderly home were evacuated on Wednesday night. Air pollution from smoke has been a major problem for people living near the fire and firefighters.
Thomas Cheung, a 30-year-old senior station officer, died on Tuesday night after being found unconscious inside the building. Cheung, a University of Hong Kong graduate, is survived by his wife and a four-month-old child.
We at MDM Publishing send our condolences to his family.
Image courtesy of Don Wong via Facebook Hong Kong Breaking Incident Group