Historic pastry shop burns down in central Taiwan

Taichung's 92-year-old IF House pastry shop destroyed by blaze

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/12/03
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fire destroyed a historic pastry shop dating back to the Japanese colonial era and damaged six nearby homes in central Taiwan on Thursday morning (Dec. 3).

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]

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