WASP Deployed At Hong Kong Warehouse Fire

The Hong Kong USAR team deployed the WASP at a huge warehouse fire.

They used the Warning Alarm for Stability Protection to monitor for movement of the badly damaged fire wrecked warehousing.

Firefighters spent more than five hours tackling the blaze at the Tuen Mun River Trade Terminal during the early hours of this morning.

Fire broke out at the single storey structure around 04.35am local time and quickly spread to cover an area of 200 metres by 80 metres.

Eight fire jets, two turntable latter monitors, two roof monitors and eight breathing apparatus teams fought the blaze.

WASP MD Matt Keogh, said: “As I understand it there were no casualties reported and the Hong Kong USAR team deployed the WASP because of fears for the stability of the building.

“The intense heat of the fire had caused the sheet metal structure to warp and bend and that is clearly dangerous.

“The USAR teams first priority is to search for any possible survivors, or victims of the fire and then, they have to ensure the structure is secure for any investigation, and subsequent clean-up work.

“It’s another example of the versatility of the WASP.”

The Tuen Mun River Trade Terminal is the only container terminal in Hong Kong for river cargo. It handles and consolidates container and bulk cargo and occupies 160 acres with 48 berths along  a 3,000-meter quay front.

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