Four Porsches badly damaged in fire at Hong Kong service centre

Cayenne in workshop burst into flames, which spread to nearby vehicles

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 27 July, 2017, 3:40pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 27 July, 2017, 3:40pm

Four Porsches, two of them new, suffered extensive damage in a fire at the Porsche Service Centre in Hong Kong before daybreak on Thursday.

Nine fire engines and two ambulances were deployed when the blaze broke out on the ground floor of Harbour Centre in Hok Cheung Street, Hung Hom shortly after 5.30am.

According to police, a security guard made a report at 5.38am after a fire alarm alerted him to the dense smoke billowing from the site.

Tsim Sha Tsui fire station commander Chung Chi-wai said an initial investigation showed a Porsche Cayenne had burst into flames. The fire spread to three other cars parked nearby in the 10m by 10m workshop.

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It is understood that the Cayenne had been sent to the centre for repairs or maintenance on Wednesday afternoon. It was last checked by staff before 7pm.

According to the fire department, no workers were inside the workshop during the incident.

Firefighters used two water jets to battle the blaze, which was extinguished shortly after 6.30am. Rescue personnel also led a woman to safety from her upstairs office. No casualties were reported.

Two ventilation fans were used to diffuse the thick smoke at the scene.

Chung said all four vehicles were seriously damaged in the incident. The Fire Services Department is still investigating the cause of the blaze.