Walking past Fa Yuen Street (花園街) near the Mongkok train station today, I was intrigued by a police cordon at the junction of Fa Yuen Street and Bute Street (弼街). What could it be? Was there a crime?
Suddenly, I remember hearing about a fire that burned down some hawker stalls in Mongkok yesterday. Indeed it was right there, no more than 100 meters away from where I stood. It appeared at least 20 stalls were burned down. Some firemen were still inspecting the scene.
Most dramatic was the blackened outside walls of one of the buildings on the side. One can imagine how bad the fire was. It was said that the hawkers did not purchase insurance for their merchandize stored in those stalls. It must have been a terrible loss for them.