Ten pumps and 100 firefighters
battled the fire which started on the third floor
of the hotel. Staff and guests from both the Falmouth
Beach Hotel and neighbouring St Michael's Hotel have
A dozen police officers are also in attendance. There
are no reported casualties.
Cliff Road has been closed at the junction of Spernen
Wyn Road and Fenwick Road.
Fire engines, whose water guns could jet water only
50 meters high, were helpless at the fire which flamed
on the top of Tower A, 219 meters high.
Power supply in the hotel was not cut off, which
was said to keep the automatic spray facilities in
operation in the building.
Personnel from adjacent five-star Sheraton Shenyang
Lido Hotel were evacuated, and residents around the
Dynasty Wanxin building mainly stayed at home