Travel advisories in taipei amid deadly fire scare
taipeaks: TAIWAN TRAVEL ADVISORY (taiwan) Travel advisisions in taupeaks amid deadly blaze scare The National Capital Region (NCR) has issued an advisory for Taipei residents due to the fire that is raging in Taipei City.
The NCR says the fire has burned down four buildings in Taipeaks East and West district and caused extensive damage to buildings in the North district.
Firefighters have been fighting the blaze in Taiyuan, where two people have died and more than 200 people have been evacuated from their homes.
Officials say the blaze is under control and that the National Emergency Management Agency is monitoring the situation.
A fire at the Taiyuwan National Stadium is seen in Taiyang, Taiwan, March 2, 2020.
(REUTERS/Toru Hanai) The blaze has been burning for the past few days, and has charred at least 11 buildings in Taiwan, the capital city of the island nation, according to the Ministry of Civil Defense.
Taiwan’s fire department says the blaze has spread to the city’s northern and western districts, and officials are now working to put out the blaze.
On Monday, the government also warned residents to avoid Taiyang in the north and south districts, while Taiyans city of Taiyung has been placed on a “fire and evacuation alert” for residents.
In a statement, the ministry said the fire had destroyed at least five buildings, damaged at least four other buildings and destroyed another four.
It said that a total of 547 people have so far been evacuated, with about half of those who have been moved to evacuation centres.
More than 2,300 people have also been injured, according the ministry.
Taipei City is still recovering from a devastating fire in February that killed at least 20 people and left thousands homeless.