Fire breaks out at Taipei movie theater; no casualties reported

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Fire breaks out at Taipei movie theater; no casualties reported

Taipei, May 17 (CNA) A fire broke out at a movie theater in the bustling Ximending area of Taipei Wednesday afternoon, with no casualties reported, Taipei City Fire Department said that day.

Firefighters rushed to the scene after receiving a report at 3:07 p.m. of fire in a third floor restroom at the Ambassador Theater.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, the fire department said.

About 50 people were evacuated from the building when the fire was discovered, it added.

Ximending is one of the busiest areas in Taipei. It features a pedestrian area, restaurants, movie theaters and many stores selling fashionable clothing and accessories.

(By Chu Che-wei and Elaine Hou)
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