A very dangerous fire engulfed a skyscraper in the city of Changsha, China.

The building also housed the regional office of China’s state-owned telecom company, with footage posted on social media showing the 42-storey building engulfed in flames, billowing plumes of black smoke.


Officials say that the flames have been brought under control and no casualties have been reported.

According to state media, the building was completed in 2000 and is located near a major ring road in Changsha, the capital city of south-central China’s Hunan province with a population of 10 million.

According to the news agency AFP, the state-owned telecommunications company China Telecom confirmed the incident and said that no casualties have been reported yet and communication links have not been disrupted.