Media reports said that the fire brigade team has reached the spot to control the fire and rescue operation has been started. The report said that the building in which the fire broke out houses the office of the Chinese telecommunications company China Telecom. Several videos have surfaced, in which thick and thick black smoke of orange color is seen coming out of the building.
36 vehicles of fire brigade reached the spot
According to the South China Morning Post, the fire broke out in the building at 3.48 PM local time. 36 vehicles of fire brigade are involved in extinguishing the fire. More than 280 fire brigade personnel have been dispatched from 17 fire stations for relief and rescue operations. The fire has been burning continuously till 5 o’clock. No death has been reported so far.
218 meters high building
Due to the size of the building, the horrific fire can be seen from several kilometers away. This building was completed in the year 2000. When it was built, it was the tallest building in Changsha city in its time. Its height was 218 meters. It has 42 floors above ground. Along with this there are also two underground floors.