A No.3 alarm fire ripped through Yau Ma Tei’s wholesale fruit market at around 4:24pm on Sunday afternoon.

Photo: Fox Ka-fai Lo, via Facebook.

Firefighters used six jets, two turntable ladder monitors and three breathing apparatus teams to tackle the blaze. It was under control by 8:06pm.

Photo: Sylvian Wong.

No injuries or casualties have been reported. At least ten stalls were damaged, according to iCable.

Photo: Mabel Tsang.

See also: Photos from the fruit market last year.

Photo: Fox Ka-fai Lo, via Facebook.
Photo: Fox Ka-fai Lo, via Facebook.
Photo: Fox Ka-fai Lo, via Facebook.

Surrounding roads were closed as a performance at the nearby Yau Ma Tei theatre has been cancelled.

The market, founded in 1913, is classed as a grade two historical building. The cause of the fire remains unknown.

Latest

Tom is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hong Kong Free Press. He has a BA in Communications & New Media from Leeds University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. He has contributed to the BBC, Euronews, Quartz, Global Post and others.