On Friday, a large fire broke out in a 42-story skyscraper in the city of Changsha in central China's Hunan Province.

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Authorities said that as of 4:20 p.m. local time (4:20 a.m. ET),

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The fire was extinguished and there were no known casualties, according to Chinese state television CCTV.

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The Hunan Fire Department said in a statement on its official Weibo account that it was notified around 3:48 p.m.

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local time that a fire broke out at the China Telecom building in Furong District.

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local time that a fire broke out at the China Telecom building in Furong District.

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Flames and smoke rise from a 218-meter-tall office building in Changsha on September 16, 2022.

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The Changsha Fire Department dispatched 36 fire trucks and 280 firefighters to the scene, the statement said.

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After a preliminary investigation, she found that the exterior wall of the building was on fire.

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Videos on social media circulating on Friday showed flames engulfing the skyscraper, which firefighters said was 218 meters (715 feet) tall.

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