A photo from Facebook of the cable fire at its most intense in Yuen Long on the night of June 21.
A photo from Facebook of the cable fire at its most intense in Yuen Long on the night of June 21.

Cable blaze that sparked huge Hong Kong blackout likely to have been caused by fluorescent light that caught fire, says CLP

  • Fluorescent light causing fire was ‘rare occurrence’, but such structures can overheat due to deterioration, according to report
  • Blaze in Yuen Long plunged about 175,000 households and businesses into darkness

A photo from Facebook of the cable fire at its most intense in Yuen Long on the night of June 21.
A photo from Facebook of the cable fire at its most intense in Yuen Long on the night of June 21.
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