The police called firefighters to use a door breaker to pry open the iron door and arrest them. They found the short-sleeved shirt, peaked cap and lighter that Cheng Nan was wearing when he set fire to the house.

(Photographed by reporter Lin Jiadong)

[Reporter Lin Jiadong/Report from Keelung] Two fires broke out in the old dormitory of the Keelung Port Branch of Keelung City in February.

The police inspected the fire scene and judged that the possibility of arson was high. They went to arrest the person this afternoon, broke into the door and caught a man surnamed Cheng who set the fire. They are trying to figure out the cause of the arson.

Two fires broke out in the old dormitory of the Port Authority on Kaiyuan Road, Qidu District, Keelung City within two months of September and November. Because there were discarded furniture, books and other flammable materials in the dormitory, the fire spread rapidly; firefighters arrived in time The fire was extinguished, but fortunately no one was injured.

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The police and firefighters inspected the fire scene and found that the old dormitory had been unoccupied for many years, and a fire broke out without power supply. The initial judgment was that the possibility of arson was high.

The investigation team of the No. 3 Branch of the Keelung City Police Bureau set up a special case team. After analyzing the surrounding surveillance cameras, it was found that a 56-year-old man surnamed Cheng set the fire. When he went to Fuxing Street, Aijiu Road to arrest him at noon today, Cheng Nan refused to open the door.

The police called firefighters to use a door breaker to pry open the iron door and arrest them. They found the short-sleeved shirt, peaked cap and lighter that Cheng Nan was wearing when he set fire to the house.

Cheng Nan confessed that when he went to the abandoned dormitory, because the sky was dark, he accidentally started the fire when he lit a light to read a magazine.

However, Cheng Nan’s residence is 7 kilometers away from the dormitory on Kaiyuan Road. Cheng Nan went to the dormitory twice to read magazines.

In addition, after the fire, the police have contacted the Keelung Port Branch, calling for enhanced monitoring and security measures for the abandoned dormitory park, so as to prevent the area from becoming a dead corner of community security and jointly maintain the living safety of the people.

The police called firefighters to use a door breaker to pry open the iron door and arrest them. They found the short-sleeved shirt, peaked cap and lighter that Cheng Nan was wearing when he set fire to the house.

(Photographed by reporter Lin Jiadong)

Two fires broke out in the old dormitory of the Keelung Port Branch of Keelung City in February.

The police inspected the fire scene and judged that the possibility of arson was high. They went to arrest the person this afternoon, broke into the door and caught a man surnamed Cheng who set the fire. They are trying to figure out the cause of the arson.

(Photographed by reporter Lin Jiadong) 

Two fires broke out in the old dormitory of the Keelung Port Branch of Keelung City in February.

The police inspected the fire scene and judged that the possibility of arson was high. They went to arrest people this afternoon, broke into the house and caught a man surnamed Cheng who set fire.

(Photographed by reporter Lin Jiadong)

Two fires broke out in the old dormitory of the Keelung Port Branch of Keelung City in February.

The police inspected the fire scene and judged that the possibility of arson was high. They went to arrest people this afternoon, broke into the house and caught a man surnamed Cheng who set fire.

(Photographed by reporter Lin Jiadong)