The cause of the fire in Tainan’s North District is still under investigation
By: Duncan Deaeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
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]