Taichung's 92-year-old IF House pastry shop destroyed by blaze
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
At 10:54 a.m., the Taichung City Fire Department received a report that a fire had broken out at a store on Zhongshan Road in the city's Central District. In response, the fire department dispatched 10 fire trucks, one ambulance, and 46 firefighters to the scene, reported CNA.
Because the old shop was constructed of wood, the fire spread rapidly, and by the time firefighters arrived on the scene, the blaze had spread to a number of nearby households. To cope with the spreading inferno, the fire department dispatched an additional 17 vehicles and over 50 additional firefighters.
At 1 p.m., firefighters were finally able to bring the fire under control and set about extinguishing its remnants. [FULL STORY]