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120 firefighters tackle 3-alarm blaze in Fanling

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 27 September, 2012, 2:27pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 27 September, 2012, 6:57pm

About 120 firefighters took more than 3½ hours to extinguish a blaze at a recycling plant in Fanling on Thursday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called when the fire broke out at the Ng Chow Road site at noon.

Four workers were evacuated from the single-storey structure, where a large quantity of plastic waste and electronic goods were stored.

The fire was upgraded to a three-alarm blaze shortly after 1pm, and a total of 30 fire engines and ambulances were deployed.

The Fire Services Department said firemen had to lay and connect hoses up to 200 metres to reach the nearest fire hydrant.

“We needed a lot of manpower to fight the blaze because a large quantity of plastic waste and electronic goods burst into flames, billowing dense smoke,” a spokesman said.

The fire was extinguished by 3.40pm, and no casualties were reported. Firemen were investigating the cause of the blaze later in the day.




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