Sanchong Residential Fire Kills Two, Injures One 疑電線老舊釀災 三重民宅大火2死1傷

A fire broke out at a townhouse in New Taipei City's Sanchong District early this morning, causing two deaths and one injured.


The residence on the second floor has been consumed by the fire. Firefighters called to the scene doused the building with water. The homeowner's former wife, who lived on the first floor, was able to escape and call for help to save family members still trapped inside.

Homeowner's Former Wife: “The child was on the third floor, my daughter was okay but went up to save the child.”

After the fire was extinguished, investigators came to collect evidence to determine the cause. The fire occurred shortly after midnight on June 29. A family of four lived at this townhouse located in New Taipei City's Sanchong District. The New Taipei City Fire Department's preliminary investigation showed that the fire started on the second floor near an altar, perhaps due to a worn out wire. The cause is still being determined. The third floor was constructed out of sheet metal, and there was only one escape route for the residence. The interior décor was mostly wooden and there were also piles of junk everywhere, so the fire burned quickly and fiercely, making it difficult for anyone to escape.

Wang Ping-hung, Dep. Comm., 3rd Emer. & Rescue Corps, New Taipei City FD: “The third floor was a sheet metal structure with no exterior windows. They fled up to the back side of the third floor, but there weren't any windows from which they could escape. Our firefighters also had no way to enter from the outside to rescue them.”

The owner and his six-year-old grandchild awaited rescue on the third floor, while the owner's daughter ran up from the second floor to the third floor. However, they had sustained extensive burns and smoke inhalation by the time they were rescued, and none had vital signs. Hospital personnel were able to resuscitate the daughter. The fire ended up killing two and injuring one. The fire department reminds the public that fires can easily cause the "chimney effect," where hot air and thick smoke circulate upwards. People living on low floors are advised to escape from the bottom of the building unless there are special circumstances.

 

 

 


住家2樓被大火吞噬,不斷竄出火光,消防人員獲報立刻趕到現場佈水線灌救,事發當下,住在一樓的屋主前妻逃往戶外,呼救報案,因為還有家人受困屋內。

屋主前妻說:「小孩子在3樓啊,我女兒已經上去救孩子,她本來是沒有事的。」

重回事發地點,屋子燒得焦黑,火調人員到場鑑識採證,火警發生在29日凌晨12點多,住戶一家四口住在新北市三重透天厝,消防局初步了解起火點在2樓神明廳附近,疑似因為電線老舊起火。儘管詳細原因還有待調查釐清,但這屋子3樓是鐵皮加蓋;住家只有單一逃生通道;內部又有大量木製裝潢,而且堆放雜物,火勢快速全面燃燒,加劇逃生難度。

新北市政府消防局第三大隊副大隊長王斌弘指出:「他們3樓是鐵皮屋的一個隔間,沒有對外的窗戶,所以他們在逃生的時候,逃生至3樓的後側是沒有對外窗可以做逃生,我們消防人員也沒有辦法從外側進入搶救。」

屋主和他的6歲孫子當時在3樓等待救援,屋主女兒也立刻從2樓跑往3樓,但3人被救出時多處燒燙傷及嗆傷,已經沒了呼吸心跳,緊急送醫搶救,只有屋主女兒恢復生命徵象,大火造成2死1傷。消防局提醒,火災容易引起煙囪效應,熱空氣、濃煙會向上流通,如果是住家屬於低樓層,除非特殊情況,住戶逃生建議以往下為主。

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