Four people have been treated in hospital following a fire in a residential block in Ap Lei Chau.
|Firemen battle blaze at South Horizons. Photo: RTHK.|
Police say about 100 occupants
were evacuated from the building after the fire started at about 6 am in Block 10 of South Horizons. Firemen using two jets and four teams extinguished it about four hours later.
A fireman and a nine-year-old girl were among those sent to hospital.
A deputy chief fire
officer, Leung Chi-hung, said water pressure from a fire
hydrant was so weak that
his men had to use another
water source. He said officers
would examine if fire safety
equipment at the building had been properly checked during their investigation of what caused the blaze.