Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fire in the Typhoon Shelter

Fire in the Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter, Hong Kong

An explosion aboard a boat about 10:30 Tuesday night, August 25, quickly led to a huge fire that burned both it and spread to another boat moored along side. Many brave people who live and work in the Typhoon Shelter rescued those close by , moved them to safety, and fought the fire to prevent it from spreading further. The Marine Department's Fire Boat and Hong Kong Fire Department Pumpers responded, and while they could not save the two burning boats, were able to contain the flames so that no other boats had serious damage. Our boat, Watermark was unharmed. No one was injured.

Photo by Samantha Butler, RTHK News

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