Billows of smoke rose above a hospital currently under construction on Sichuan Bei Road as it was partially engulfed by flames today.
The fire broke out around 11:50 a.m., according to a Weibo post by the Shanghai News Broadcast. Firefighters rushed to the scene within minutes and the fire was extinguished about an hour later.
The building is said to be a navy hospital and is located at a construction site. No workers were believed to be trapped and no casualties have yet been reported.
Take heed around construction zones: on Monday, a number of workers were buried alive when a parking lot under construction collapsed in Jinan.