Smoke was seen rising from a construction site at Shanghai Metro Line 12 near the West Nanjing Road area on Tuesday. The fire was put out and no casualties or injuries were reported, local media said.
The fire soon spread to a nearby building.
Firemen arrived at the scene around noon to extinguish the blaze, which was, according to preliminary investigation, ignited in a container inside the construction site, NetEase reports. The exact cause of the fire is unclear.
In November, a fire broke out at a hospital in Shanghai’s Hongkou district which was also under construction. The blaze was triggered by a spark from electric welding gear, according to the project manager.
by Luke Sun
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