Smoke billows from a house at 9 Anderson Road, Kowloon Peak after a fire, July 8, 2022. (PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)
HONG KONG – A major fire broke out at the residence of iconic Chinese actress Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia on Hong Kong’s Kowloon Peak in the early hours of Friday morning.
It was reported that Lin was not at the luxury independent house on Kowloon’s highest mountain, also known as Fei Ngo Shan, when the fire broke out.
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A fire engine is seen outside a house at 9 Anderson Road, Kowloon Peak after a fire, July 8, 2022. (PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)
Some 20 domestic helpers, chauffeurs and guards were seen evacuating, with pet dogs. They were picked up in SUVs and left the scene later.
No injuries were reported in the fire, which was reported at
in Shun Lee at 0:32 am and upgraded to No 3 alarm at 1:43 am. It was put out after around eight hours.
The Fire Services Department sent firefighters and a team of compartment fire specialists, who are required to assess the site for risks of a dust explosion and flashover in the event of a such a fire.A photo of iconic Chinese actress Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia shared on her verified Weibo account. (WEIBO.COM)According to the department, the fire broke out in a second-floor room and quickly spread. The department is still investigating what caused the fire.
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Born in 1954 in Taipei, Lin has starred in more than 100 films and hailed as a “screen goddess” of Chinese language cinema.
The residence, covering 50,000 square feet (4,645 square meters), is valued at about HK$1.1 billion ($140 million). The three-story house, which has a swimming pool, gymnasium, library and tennis court, was a gift to Lin from her husband, Michael Ying Lee-yuen, in 2014.
Lin has since divorced the former chairman and CEO of Esprit Holdings Limited.