Tsim Sha Tsui, a bustling area on Hong Kong's Kowloon Peninsula.

The 42-story building was engulfed in flames.

Strong winds can scatter building debris and embers.

[Hong Kong Citizen: Wow, I can't believe it, the whole building is gone. Is it okay here?]

The fire broke out around 2 p.m. on the 11nd.

It originally housed a 12-story building, but after it was demolished four years ago, a new 4-story hotel building was under construction.

As a result of the construction, the firefighting facilities were not in place, and the wind and flames could not be extinguished until three or nine hours later.

Tsim Sha Tsui is one of Hong Kong's main downtown areas and is a popular tourist destination.

There are many hotels, restaurants, and shopping centers, and it almost led to a catastrophe.

In the middle of the night, residents and tourists flocked to the streets after being surprised by the fire, and the flames spread to six buildings, including a nearby hotel and residential complex, forcing the evacuation of more than 42 residents.

There were dozens of workers at the scene, but fortunately there were no casualties.

[Jiang Shiming/Vice Chancellor of the Hong Kong Fire Department: Not a small amount of flames from a high position were blown by the wind to nearby buildings. The balconies of hotels and commercial buildings caught fire.]

The building that caught fire was nearing completion and nearing completion.

The hotel had planned to build a landmark in Hong Kong, but the fire forced a setback.

Fire authorities are confirming the safety of the building and investigating the cause of the fire.

(Video Interview: Choi Deok-hyun, Video Editing: Kim Jin-won)