No injuries reported in Taoyuan military warehouse blaze

Taipei,  A fire broke out at a military warehouse in northern Taoyuan City Sunday, but no fatalities or injuries were reported, the military said that day.

Soldiers of the Sixth Army Corps’ 21st Artillery Command reported to the city’s fire department that one of its warehouses under its command at Taoyuan’s Zhongli District caught fire for reasons unknown at 12:27 p.m., Chen Chung-chi (陳中吉), a spokesman for the corps told CNA.

Firefighters from the Pingzhen District rushed to the scene and the fire was extinguished by around 12:56 p.m., he said.

The warehouse was used to store general equipment and not ammunition, according to Chen. There were no explosions during the fire as had been reported by some local media, he clarified.

The city fire department is currently probing the cause of the fire, while the corps has asked all its units to beef up patrols and regularly check on their electrical appliances to reduce the fire risk, he added.

 

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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