Shanghaiist has heard from two pretty reliable sources that a “big fire” is causing a “cloud of smoke” to rise from the area near Xiangyang Market. Can any Shanghaiist readers confirm this or add more details? Email photos to info(at)shanghaiist.com.
UPDATE: Marc van der Chijs reports:
The fire was in Huaihai Plaza, the new skyscraper next to Xiangyang Market. See my Flickr pictures: www.flickr.com/photos/chijs
It was actually more smoke than fire, and in 15 minutes the fire brigade managed to have even the smoke under control. Watching the crowd was more fun than watching the fire!