Peking house escapes from Chinese authorities
WINCHESTER, England – Authorities in China said on Sunday they had rescued a house that escaped from a secure building on the edge of the city of Chengdu and was set on fire.
Authorities said the building was part of a security system at the city’s airport that included a fireproof door.
Authorities had initially asked residents in the area to stay indoors, but they were allowed to leave and return after the fire.
The owner of the house was also freed and is being questioned by police, according to China’s official Xinhua news agency.
The house was destroyed in the blaze.
The Chinese capital has a population of some 9 million.