Firefighters battle overnight to put out Sunny Bay hillfire

Firefighters took more than eight hours to extinguish a hillfire in Sunny Bay on Thursday evening.

The fire, which broke out at about 5:30pm, burned on a two-kilometre front along the North  Lantau hills.

Firefighters had to bring their equipment up the hill from North Lantau Highway to fight the blaze.

By 2am the fire was contained to an area of just 100 sq metres.

The cause of the blaze is not known.

Photo: Headline Daily News




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