Hypermarket in southern Taiwan goes up in flames

The cause of the fire in Tainan’s North District is still under investigation

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/02/28
By: Duncan Deaeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Market fire in Tainan (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 24 hour hypermarket in Tainan’s North District caught fire early in the morning Thursday, Feb. 28, gutting the entire structure.

The fire began around 5:30 a.m., and the few employees on sight quickly evacuated when they realized the danger. There have been no reported injuries.

According to witnesses the fire spread very quickly. A man operating a breakfast stall across the street said that, at 5:30 a.m., he noticed staff fleeing the hypermarket, before realizing there was smoke coming from the market.

Within five minutes, flames were visible throughout the structure.    [FULL  STORY]

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