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Shenyang: Five-star Hotel in Spring Festival Fire

updated: 2011-02-11

On the eve of China's Spring Festival, the five-star Dynasty Wanxin Hotel Shenyang was destroyed by a blaze started by fireworks to celebrate the festival.
 
Reports from local media say the fire broke out at 00:13 on February 3, 2011 at Tower B, an apartment building of the Dynasty Wanxin building complex, and the flames quickly spread to the adjacent Tower A, which includes a five-star hotel.
 
A landmark of Shenyang, the three-tower Dynasty Wanxin building complex is located on bustling Qingnian Street in Heping District.
 
There were only a few people in the hotel and apartment building at the time of the fire and no casualties had been reported.
 
Spring Festival fires are common in China. In 2009 a fire attributed to fireworks destroyed an uncompleted hotel next to the iconic Beijing headquarters of state broadcaster CCTV.
 

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