No injuries reported after bushfire breaks out in Taipei's Beitou district
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- Firefighters in Taipei quickly put out a bushfire in Beitou District yesterday, saying that no one was harmed in the incident.
September 9, 2013, 4:13 pm TWN
The municipal fire department received a report at around 9:30 a.m. that a bushfire had broken out at Danfong (Red Phoenix) Hill on Chongyang First Road in Beitou, located in the northern area of the capital city.
A total of 17 fire trucks and one ambulance quickly rushed to the scene to prevent the fire from spreading to housing units nearby.
The firefighters successfully contained the fire at around noon with no one harmed in spite of the roaring blaze exacerbated by strong winds and high temperatures.
However, they had to put up a new fight after the fire was rekindled at about 1 p.m. The firefighters dispatched from various districts were able to stamp out all of the flames again two hours later.
Officials at the fire department said that the bushfire wiped out flowers, grass and some small trees in an area of more than 600 square meters.
They said the department has started an extensive investigation into possible causes of the rare bushfire in the metropolis.