A fire broke out in Hong Kong’s World Trade Center on Wednesday, leaving about 150 people trapped on the roof and injuring 13 people before firefighters put out the fire, police and firefighters said.

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The 39-story World Trade Center is home to restaurants, offices, and shops in the bustling business and shopping district of Causeway Bay.

The fire broke out at noon in a utility room on a lower level of the building’s mall, media reported, before spreading to bamboo scaffolding that clad the exterior.

City authorities said firefighters fought the fire with two high-performance hoses, using ladders and breathing apparatus to rescue those trapped.

Police told Reuters that 13 people had been taken to the hospital, one of whom was semi-conscious.

“The fire was extinguished at 4:30 p.m. (0830 GMT),” the fire department told Reuters.

Previously, shoppers and office workers streamed out of the building as smoke rose from it and police blocked traffic on the main streets adjacent to it.

About 100 people were moving from a restaurant to the top 39th floor when the fire broke out and smoke filled the dining area, the broadcaster RTHK quoted the police as saying.

The cause of the fire was not initially clear.

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(Reporting by Sonia Cheema, Edmond Ng and Anne Marie Roantree; Editing by Clarence Fernandez and Andrew Heavens)