A woman was killed in a fire at a public housing flat in Hong Kong on Sunday as about 100 people were evacuated. The Fire Services Department confirmed one death in the incident at Kwai Chung. At 11.40am, fire services said they found the body of a 34-year-old woman in the bedroom of the flat where the blaze broke out. Police said the victim was a mainlander while two relatives who also lived in the flat were “safe and sound”. The fierce blaze occurred in a flat at Kwai Yue House in Kwai Chun Court at 6.47am. It was put out after about two hours, by a team of 167 firefighters and emergency services workers. The Fire Services Department deployed two water jets and mobilised two breathing apparatus teams. “There were items blocking the main door of the flat, which made it difficult for firefighters to enter the unit,” said Hung Tak Shing, station commander at Kwai Chung Fire Station. He said the fire was believed to be started in the living room based on preliminary findings. One person was sent to the hospital after feeling unwell from inhaling the fumes. Another 200 residents had earlier fled the building. The cause of the third-alarm blaze is under investigation. Hong Kong uses a five-grade system to determine the severity of fires, with five being the highest.