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Fire breaks out Beijing supermarket

Updated: 2013-07-24 18:40
By Jin Haixing (

A supermarket in Beijing's Chaoyang district had a fire on the premises on Wednesday afternoon, said Beijing's fire authority.

No injuries were reported.

The authority received the report at 3:03 pm and sent 14 fire engines to the scene, a Carrefour supermarket in the Shuangjing area of Chaoyang district, the capital's fire department said on its micro blog.

By 3:36 pm, the fire had been extinguished, the authority said.

About 70 square meters of the building were affected. People inside the supermarket at the time were evacuated.

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