About 300 workers were on Monday evacuated from a site in northern Hong Kong after wooden construction materials caught fire. Emergency personnel, including paramedics, were called in at 12.41pm when the blaze broke out at the site near Hong Kong Gold Coast along Castle Peak Road in Tuen Mun. At 1.12pm, the incident was upgraded to a third-alarm fire. The city uses a five-tier system to rate the severity of fires, with five as the most serious. “Initial information showed some wooden construction materials and sundry items burst into flames at the construction site,” a police spokesman said, adding that some 300 workers were evacuated. As of 3pm, a fire services spokeswoman said firefighters were still fighting the blaze. The authorities deployed 37 fire engines and four ambulances to the scene, with more than 140 fire personnel and paramedics. By 4.34pm, firefighters had the flames under control, and put out the blaze by 5.39pm. No casualties were reported.