Firefighters Exhausted after Fighting Fire in Junk-filled Residence

[Picture: “I am Yonghe” Facebook group] Two upstairs residents were hospitalized with smoke inhalation injuries after a junk-filled residence went up in flames in the middle of the night, proving a headache for firefighters who found it difficult to get to the source of the fire. Residents of Fu-he Road in Yonghe District, New Taipei City, woke up this morning to find their street piled with rubbish and charred pieces of junk pulled out of the home by exhausted firefighters.

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12 Year-old Girl Rescued: Firefighter Dies in the Line of Duty

Firefighters rescued a girl trapped in a residence on fire in Kaohsiung today, but one firefighter lost his life due to smoke inhalation. At around 11:40am this morning, the fire department received reports of a fire at a 4 storey house in Qieding District of Kaohsiung City. According to reports in Apple Daily and other Chinese language media sources, the fire started in a kitchen, and was not intense, but generated a lot of smoke. When firefighters arrived at the

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1 Dead, 7 Injured in Taipei Fire: Arson Suspect Arrested

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire swept through a residential apartment in Taipei City in the early hours of the morning today, March 1. A 54 year-old woman died in the blaze, while 7 people were treated for minor injuries. The second-floor apartment on Longjiang Road was divided into wooden cubicles and rented as staff quarters for a steak restaurant downstairs. It is believed that a man named Zhang had a dispute with a

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3 Dead and 1 Injured After Residential Fire in Cluttered House

[Pictures: Taichung Fire Bureau.] Two men and one woman died in a fire in Taichung City this morning, and another woman suffered burns to 45% of her body. The dead were found on the second floor, which firefighters said was filled with piles of clutter and books. The dead were two males surnamed Huang, 33, and 70 years-old, and a woman named Su, 32 years-old. A 65 year-old woman named Lin managed to escape but suffered burns to her upper

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