By ZEN SOO, Associated Press
HONG KONG (AP) — Dozens of persons are trapped on the rooftop of a Hong Kong skyscraper after a significant fireplace broke out Wednesday, as firefighters rushed to rescue them and put out the blaze.
The fireplace began in the early afternoon on the World Trade Centre on Gloucester Road in the town’s fashionable Causeway Bay buying district, in accordance with a authorities discover. The 38-story constructing homes each places of work and a mall.
At least one particular person was injured in the fireplace and despatched to a hospital.
Firefighters used an extendable ladder to rescue a number of individuals who had been trapped on the decrease flooring of the constructing.
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Other folks had been stated to be trapped in eating places in the mall, in accordance with the native South China Morning Post newspaper.
The fireplace was upgraded to a stage three incident, in accordance with a police discover. Fires are graded on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being essentially the most extreme.
Firefighters have mobilized two respiration equipment groups and two water jets to assist combat the fireplace, police stated.
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