China news agency, Hong Kong, March 8 -, Lion Rock Tunnel fire broke out in the early morning of the 8th, the safety of workers inside the tunnel escape, no one was injured, but the fire burned more than six hours has yet to put out, so the work in the morning time road emergence of long queues and authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.
Lion Rock Tunnel, New Territories, Hong Kong one of the major tunnels connecting Kowloon urban. The fire broke out around 3:30, there were more than a dozen workers in a tunnel of underground water mains repair works, during a sudden smoke, followed by increasingly fierce fire, burning about three hours after the fire The fire was promoted to three.
firefighters spent eight jets and six breathing apparatus teams to fight the blaze, but because of the narrow pipes of fire tunnel, only to accommodate a person into the fight the blaze, and smoke clouds, the temperature is very high, very difficult to fight the blaze is expected to be quite a long time to extinguish the fire.
after the fire broke out, the tunnel company was once two lanes pipeline in the tunnel temporarily closed until after 6 am, the reopening of a smoking pipe, the implementation of the single-tube two-way travel measures.
According to Hong Kong media reports, the fire impact, work in the morning peak hours, the Lion Rock Tunnel Kowloon bound traffic queues of up to two kilometers, the Transport Department urged the public to make use of the railway and go out early. MTR announced after the morning peak hours, to maintain the frequency of the peak hours period of time, to tie in to pick up passengers. (End)