IIn the Chinese city of Changsha, a large fire broke out in a skyscraper. The official CCTV station reported that a thick cloud of smoke rose above the building on Friday and ignited dozens of floors.
Nothing is known about potential deaths and injuries. It was not clear if people were in the building at the time of the fire. There was no information at first about the cause of the fire.
CCTV reported that the firefighters started the firefighting and rescue operation. According to Chinese media, the skyscraper housed the offices of the state telecommunications company China Telecom. In a video posted online by a local media outlet, the facade of the building is seen covered in soot.
Changsha is the capital of Hunan Province and is located in the southeast of the People’s Republic of China. It has a population of about ten million people.