An elderly man died on Wednesday after a fire at his home in Hung Hom.
Around 40 people had to be helped to safety by firefighters after the blaze broke out at about 1pm. It took around 20 minutes for the fire to be put out.
The man, who was over 80, was declared dead after being taken to hospital.
Neighbours said he piled up newspapers at his public housing flat and they had seen his kitchen on fire several times.