TAIPEI (The China Post) — Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) expressed hope on Tuesday that to rebuild the Pier 2 Art Center with which Kaohsiung people have a deep relationship.
The fire broke out at an old warehouse in Yancheng District at about 1:04 a.m. on Tuesday. The fire put under control at 3:02 a.m., but the entire structure was burned down.
Shi-zhe (史哲), deputy mayor of Kaohsiung City, went to the scene on Tuesday to understand the damage caused by the fire.
As the beams and columns of the warehouse on site were built of cypress, firefighters struggled for two hours to put the blaze under control, with a burning area of about 1,200 square meters.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.