2021 Kaohsiung fire

14 October 2021 fire in Yancheng District, Kaohsiong City, Taiwan

The 2021 Kaohsiung fire happened in a 13-story building in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on 14 October 2021. The fire killed at least 46 people and injured 41 others. Some people were trapped. Average age of the dead was 62. It happened in the early morning. It took about 4 1/2 hours to put out. It is the deadliest fire in the city's history, and the deadliest building fire in Taiwan since the Weierkang Club fire in 1995.[1][2]

2021 Kaohsiung tower fire
Native name 高雄城中城大樓大火
Date14 October 2021
Time02:54 NST (UTC+8)
Coordinates22°37′43″N 120°17′07″E / 22.62861°N 120.28528°E / 22.62861; 120.28528Coordinates: 22°37′43″N 120°17′07″E / 22.62861°N 120.28528°E / 22.62861; 120.28528
Non-fatal injuries41


  1. 翁申霖 (2021-10-15). "「這場悲劇註定會發生」 他沉痛揭城中城內部頹敗真面目!5大致命關鍵 罹難者逃不出來". Business Today Taiwan (in Chinese (Taiwan)). Retrieved 2021-10-15.
  2. "【高雄大火】失火舊樓「城中城」 從繁榮商廈變弱勢社群聚居地". Stand News (in Chinese (Hong Kong)). Archived from the original on 2021-10-16. Retrieved 2021-10-16.