Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny/Cloudy    2 / -5   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Society

Blaze races through electronics market

By Zhao Wen (Shanghai Daily)

08:34, December 26, 2011

Firefighters show residents at a residential community in Xuhui District how to put out a blaze with a blanket yesterday. Three fires were reported in the city, though no one was injured.

A FIRE broke out in a secondhand IT product market yesterday afternoon in Zhabei District, bringing more than 20 fire engines, several police cars and two large fire ladder trucks to the scene. No injuries were reported, officers said.

The blaze started around 4:15pm in Qiufu Electronics and Appliances Market on Qiujiang Road. Fierce flames were spotted coming from a warehouse on the third floor of the market, with acrid black smoke rising 100 meters into the air.

Witnesses said the flames quickly engulfed the market's lower story and were heading toward residential complexes close to the market when firefighters halted them.

No one was injured but the fire swept over 400 square meters, causing severe damage to the market.

Vendors with stalls there saw their electronic goods destroyed. The fire was extinguished by 5pm.

【1】 【2】

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:王莉莉)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. People celebrate Christmas all around the world

  2. Thousands of Russians rally in Moscow to protest election

  3. "The Water-Skiing Santa" kicks off in Washington

  4. Sakyamuni tooth sarira returns to China after display in Myanmar

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Noda's trip enhances China-Japan mutual trust
  2. Economic outlook for next year could be dimmer
  3. Human library promotes understanding
  4. For amiable China-Japan ties
  5. Europe should make greater efforts to save itself
  6. China unlikely to see hard landing in 2012
  7. Euro depreciation affects Asian manufacturing
  8. To whom does Pacific Century belong?
  9. US media hypes 'cyber Cold War'
  10. Farmers find city life unfair: report

What's happening in China

When tech meets whim, water gets life

  1. Overloaded van kills 6 students in SW China
  2. Wenchuan earthquake to be seen on big screen
  3. Car dealers forced to find new strategies
  4. Beijing to test GPS guidance on the road
  5. Kingsoft denies staff hacking allegations

PD Online Data

  1. Traditional Mooncakes
  2. About Mooncakes
  3. History of Mooncakes
  4. Modern Mooncakes
  5. Legends of Mid-Autumn Festival