8 Dead Including 4 Children from Hsinchu City Fire 竹市輪胎行大火8死 屋主次子涉縱火被逮

A fire broke out at around ten o'clock on the evening of the 15th at a Hsinchu City tire shop. The second son of the house owner, surnamed Chen, was arrested and suspected of starting the fire with gasoline. A total of eight people died from the fire.


The accused surnamed Chen was suspected of having a quarrel with his family due to dishwashing or money disputes. He was suspected of driving out to buy gasoline, and when he came back, set fire to the entire house. Nearby neighbors still can't believe it happened.

Nearby Neighbor: “How about their usual family relationship? Good. No friction. His mom just nagged him a little bit, like he didn't wash two bowls.”

According to preliminary investigation, as soon as the four adults found the motorcycle on the first floor was on fire, they immediately rushed to the second floor to save the four children. However, the fire spread rapidly. Firefighters determined that after the adults arrived on the second floor, they might have fainted and lost consciousness, and died with the children. Because the floor was lined with flammable wood, the fire was so intense that it burned directly through. The victims' bodies also fell from the second to the first floor.

Chang Chih-chih, Captain, First Battalion, Fire Bureau, Hsinchu City: “I just mentioned that the fire was fully burning. After the flammable materials on the first and second floors were completely burned through, some of the eight victims suspected to be in the front room on the second floor fell to the first floor.”

All of the remains have been identified. The police said that the suspect surnamed Chen had burns, was in a normal mental state, had no record of domestic violence, and had previous convictions such as theft and fraud. The deceased include his wife and their three children.

Su Wei-chuan, Chief, Second Precinct, Police Bureau, Hsinchu City: “The suspect surnamed Chen is a male born in 1991. After a suspected altercation with family members, he lit a fire with gasoline. The suspect was arrested on the spot when the police first arrived at the scene.”

The suspect's father came to the scene along with fire investigators. Among himself, his eldest son who's a volunteer soldier were both away from home when the fire broke out, narrowly escaped this fatal incident. 

 

 

 

 

疑似因為洗碗或金錢糾紛和家人發生口角,陳姓犯嫌開車出門買汽油,回來一把火燒了全家,附近鄰居直到現在仍然不敢相信。

附近鄰居說:「(他們平常的家庭感情怎麼樣)很好、也沒有摩擦,媽媽就是唸他一下,就大概2個碗沒有洗。」

初步了解,4位大人一發現1樓的4輛機車起火後,便立刻衝上2樓救4個孩子,但火勢全面燃燒迅速,消防人員研判大人抵達2樓之後,就可能嗆昏失去意識,和孩子一同葬身火海,由於地板為木頭易燃材質,火勢猛烈直接被燒穿,罹難者遺體也從2樓掉到1樓。

新竹市消防局第1大隊長張智智說:「因為我剛提到火勢全面燃燒的關係,1、2樓易燃的材質整個被燒穿之後,疑似在2樓這個前面的居室,有8名罹難者部分就掉落到1樓的地面。」

經由檢察官、法醫、鑑識人員連夜相驗,目前8人身分都已經確認,警方表示陳姓犯嫌有燒灼傷、精神狀況正常,無家暴相關紀錄,有竊盜、詐欺等前科,死亡的包括他的妻子與3名小孩。

新竹市警察局第二分局長蘇偉荃指出:「陳姓犯嫌為80年次男性,疑似和家人發生口角之後,潑灑汽油縱火所造成,警方第一時間獲報到場之後,即將嫌疑人依現行犯當場逮捕。」

8條生命一夜消逝,家屬的心情沉痛不已,陳姓屋主整夜未闔眼,和火調人員重返事發現場,一家11口除了陳姓屋主及2兒子陳姓犯嫌,還有一位在當職業軍人的大兒子未待在家中,逃過一劫。

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