Macau (MNA) – The Judiciary Police (PJ) announced that it has classified a fire that took place at the construction site of The Waterfront Duet luxury residence development in Fai Chi Kei as arson.
According to the police, between 9:35am and 10:35am on Saturday, construction site inspection workers found that door frames and fire hoses from the 20th to 25th floors had been burned down.
Despite finding it suspicious, the site inspectors decided to deal with matter later. However, at 3:35pm the site management found a box of plastic water hoses burning on the 26th floor and the floor covered in smoke. Firefighters were called immediately.
Upon arrival, firefighters considered the fire unusual and contacted police authorities, who, after investigating the burned area of the construction site, found four cans of paint thinner, a flammable product.
No one was injured in the fire, and police authorities are currently investigating the incident.
The Waterfront Duet is a luxury residential property currently being developed near the Fai Chi Kei marina by San Tung Fon (Group) Company Ltd, on a land plot owned by its subsidiary New Orient Group / Desenvolvimento e Fomento Predial Dong Fu Ye, Lda.
The project is scheduled to be finished at the end of 2019 and will offer some 1,000 housing units.