The Taipei Times:
An inferno ripped through a printed circuit board factory in Taoyuan on Saturday night, killing five firefighters and two Thai workers, and injuring seven firefighters, the Taoyuan Fire Department said yesterday.
Fire Department Chief Hu Ying-ta said the department received a call at 9:26pm about a fire at the Chin Poon Industrial Co. factory.
The department sent 189 firefighters, including 55 volunteers, and 67 fire trucks, as well as ambulances, Hu said.
An initial investigation showed that the fire started on the fifth floor of the third factory building, he said.
Firefighters arriving at the scene at 9:30pm learned that some workers were trapped inside, but their exact location was unknown, the department said, adding that the fire quickly spread on the factory’s first and second floors.
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