MORE than 1,000 schoolchildren were evacuated yesterday after a fire gutted two abandoned huts on a hillside in Causeway Bay. The blaze broke out shortly after 1.30 pm in Eastern Hospital Road, near the Buddhist Wong Fung Ling College, Buddhist Wong Cheuk Um Primary School, and Buddhist Sik Tat Kindergarten. A Wong Fung Ling College teacher said a Primary Three student saw the huts on fire and heard several explosions. Central divisional officer Wong Kin-ming said firemen found four abandoned LPG cylinders near the huts. The fire was put out in half an hour and students went back to school at 2 pm. Firemen are investigating the cause of the fire.