Aftermath of the Dim Sum Palace Fire in Chinatown

Posted on: May 2nd, 2022 at 5:01 am by

Photo: Karlin Chan

It’s looking grim for the Dim Sum Palace. A kitchen fire shortly after midnight Sunday morning spread through all four floors of 6 Chatham Square in Chinatown.

Flames appeared rather intense in the back of the building, location of the restaurant kitchen.

All told, five firefighters were injured battling the five-alarm inferno over several hours. And according to Red Cross, two households received temporary lodging, while two other families relocated on their own.

Photo: @meihonglum

Department of Buildings is currently assessing structural stability, and there is presently a vacate order on the property. Apparently, the floors collapsed during the fire.

As for the hollowed-out Dim Sum Palace, which just renovated last year, it’s unclear whether the business will return.

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