Hongkong Daily Press.
Hongkong, Monday, April 18, 1938.
C.HILL STAND DESTROYED BY BIG FIRE
CHINESE SCOUTS RENDER AID
Fire broke out at the South China A.A. football ground, Caroline Hill, yesterday about 5 p.m., the whole of the covered stand being demolished.
A Smallball Football League game was in progress, when the fire was first noticed by a spectator who raised the alarm. The fire, which started at the eastern end of the stand was fanned by a strong wind, and spread rapidly, and within five minutes the whole stand was burning fiercely.
Four fire appliances were soon on the scene. By this time the flames had gained such a firm hold that the 60 cents open stand was in danger of being involved. Prompt work on the part of the firemen prevented this.
Member of the 18th Kowloon Boy Scouts Troop, who happened to be present rendered splendid service in keeping back the large crowd.
At the time of the fire there were a large number of people present, but fortunately all managed to escape.