This is the moment a bored worker in a warehouse decides to burn some hand disinfectant on the floor, and starts a massive blaze in the process.
The incident happened in a production workshop of a company in Longgang, a city which is under the administration of the city of Wenzhou in the Chinese province of Zhejiang on 30th March, with the footage only now made public by emergency services.
In the CCTV images shared by Wenzhou Fire, the man can be seen kneeling down to start a small fire to burn the deliberately spilt hand wash.
The fire, however, quickly gets out of control as he tries to extinguish it with what appears to be a shovel.
Another person then comes by to help but in vain, as later footage shows the entire warehouse is ablaze.
The fire which the later video shows had seemingly spread to electrical equipment and then appears to cause an explosion followed by a power cut as the electricity in the workshop is cut off.
Seconds later people off camera appear to use fire extinguishers to tackle the blaze.
According to reports, the worker identified only as Mr Lu, was feeling bored at work and decided to set fire to the liquid to have some fun and pass the time.
Lu had reportedly deliberately poured the cleaning fluid on the ground before he used a lighter to ignite a small fire.
Two colleagues identified as Chen and Xu had extinguished the fire by using the fire extinguishers.
Wenzhou Fire said in a statement obtained by Asiawire: “After the incident, the fire supervisor of the Longgang Fire Rescue Brigade conducted a fire accident investigation in the enterprise because the party Mr Lu set fire in violation of Article 64 of the Fire Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China.
“The case was transferred to the public security organs, and Lu has been put in detention for 11 days so far.”
There is no report of the material damage in the warehouse caused by the fire.
The video gained a lot of comments on the social network Douyin, which is what TikTok is called in China, such as netizen ‘Yamana’ who wrote: “You are really smart.”
While ‘stubborn rice’ said: “Talent.”
And ‘Long Ge’ commented: “This guy must be fired.”