Man Lights Fire at Three Locations in Kaohsiung District 高雄大寮連3起縱火 嫌稱不滿雜物丟路邊

Kaohsiung's Daliao District saw a string of arson incidents on Jan. 16. The surveillance camera captured a man in his 30s started the fire, whom was soon arrested. He said he was unhappy with furniture and junk that were piled up on the curb during pre-Lunar New Year cleaning, so decided to burn them.


“It's flammable, there's something flammable.”

Red and orange flames shoot up. The location of this fire is a place where people often stack up junk items. The fire spread to vehicles parked nearby.
 

Resident: “No one's going to move that car?”

A car emitted popping sounds as the fire burned. The fire then spread to a nearby residence, trapping the family of five inside. They fled to the roof, and were successfully rescued. This fire occurred on Wenhua Road in Kaohsiung's Daliao District. Two other fires were reported in the span of less than an hour at Ziyou Road's Lane 129 and Lane 150. The police believe a Daliao resident surnamed Chen started all three.

Tseng Fu-ta, Captain, Zhongyi Police Station, Kaohsiung City PD: “The suspect confessed that he saw heaps of junk piled on the curbside and he felt that they were blocking traffic, so he decided to burn them.”

Resident: “There was one over there, and another over there. There were three in all. How could you not be afraid of fire?”

The police located Chen at his residence, and seized the clothing and tools he used when he committed arson as evidence. The suspect first proclaimed his innocence, but confessed after being shown surveillance footage. Prosecutors will investigate and prosecute him for arson.

 

 

 

「有易燃,易燃的東西啦!」橘紅色火焰不斷竄升,起火的地點是鄰里間常被堆放雜物的區域,這場火來還波及停放一旁的車輛。

民眾:「這一台車子不移嗎?」

車子陷入火海,不斷傳出爆裂聲,火勢再蔓延到一旁民宅,導致住戶一家五人受困,緊急逃到頂樓等待救援,幸好最後平安獲救。

火警現場位於高雄大寮區文化路,但除了這處,還有自由路129巷、150巷也在相隔不到1小時內發生火警,警方清查發現是同樣住在大寮區的陳姓男子縱火。

高市警忠義派出所長曾富達表示:「嫌犯供稱他是因為看到那個路邊有堆置雜物,覺得它們阻礙交通,所以才又放火把那些東西燒掉。」

當地居民說:「那邊一處,那邊一處,有3處,如果火燒起來,不就整個(著火),對不對?怎麼可能不怕?」

警方循線找到陳姓男子家中,起獲他縱火時穿著的衣物及犯案工具,嫌犯一度否認犯行,到警方拿出監視器才坦承點火燒雜物,沒想到波及民宅及車輛,被依縱火罪移送地檢署偵辦。 

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