東大門夜市暗夜大火 警消追起火原因 | Updates on Dongdamen Night Market fire

知名的東大門夜市凌晨傳出火警,原住民一條街32攤商燒毀。(圖/花蓮縣消防局提供)| The fire in Dongdamen Night Market destroyed 32 booths on Yuan Zu Ming First Street.

花蓮東大門夜市今晨發生火警,因高雄市長韓國瑜已申請8日在夜市旁舉辦造勢活動,火警發生引來議論;消防局表示,已取得附近監視器畫面,周邊各處仔細調查,釐清起火原因。

TAIPEI (The China Post) — A massive fire broke out at the Dadongmen Night Market on June 3, a few hours after Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-Yu filed the permission to use the location for a Kuomintang rally on June 8. The fire department has been investigating the causes of the fire with security footage.

韓國瑜今天受訪指出,花蓮警消應該快調查清楚,目前比較關切是這些攤販,花蓮縣政府一定要趕快來照顧他們,因為每一個攤商們就是靠這些器具維持養家活口,幾十個攤販一下被火燒掉了,要怎麼樣謀生活?幾十個攤位不是開玩笑的。

During today’s interview, Han Kuo-yu said that the Hualien County Fire Department should conduct deeper investigations as soon as possible. He also expressed hopes that the government would help the owners of stalls that were destroyed by the fire. He said: “It is no joke that more than 10 stalls were destroyed, so how will families survive if their main source of income was destroyed?”

花蓮縣長徐榛蔚上午也到東大門夜市表達關心,攤商榮譽主委林文松說,焚毀的攤商加上受到波及的合計44攤,希望能夠儘速原地重建,徐榛蔚也承諾會在調查告一段落後,儘速重建。

Hualien Mayor Hsu Chen-Wei went to the scene of the fire to express concern while the chairman of Dongdamen Night Market stated that 44 stands were destroyed. Mayor Hsu promised that once the investigation is over the night market will be restored and renovated.

花蓮縣消防局火災調查科長吳泰濬受訪表示,今天凌晨東大門夜市發生火警,上午找來怪手一一掀開鐵皮屋頂,再逐一檢視,由火調人員進入火場調查起火點和原因,目前偵查中,細節暫不方便透露。

An investigator from the Hualien County Fire Department revealed that they used a hydraulic excavator to open rooftops and observe the reasoning for the fire. Details of the investigation will be released later.

花蓮縣警察局刑警大隊大隊長戴長生表示,目前消防局對起火原因和起火點進行調查,如有涉刑事部分,警方會展開偵辦作為。據了解,警消過濾附近監視器畫面中,在見一輛汽車駛過後,夜市攤位開始冒煙,之後因現場放置不少瓦斯桶,接著有爆炸聲火勢變大。

Hualien Police Station Head Dai Chang-sheng said that if this is somehow connected to criminal activity, police will further investigate. Based on security footage, a car is seen driving past the night market which leads to smoke coming out soon after. Because of the amount of gasoline, explosions were seen and heard at the scene.

東大門夜市為前縣長傅崑萁任內,耗資新台幣2億多元在道路用地上打造的臨時市場,由於場地寬敞、乾淨,擁有400多攤特色攤位,加上縣府全力行銷,近年成為遊客到花蓮必逛的夜市。

The Dongdamen Night Market was constructed during previous Mayor Fu Kun-chi term as a temporary market and cost more than NT$200 million. The night market contains more than 400 stands. Combined with the endorsement and promotion of Hualien’s government, it has emerged as a renowned tourist destination in Hualien.