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Blaze ravages HCM City garbage ground

Update: April, 15/2014 - 14:00
The fire broke out at 7.30 pm and spread over an area of 1,000 square metres of the garbage ground in the Binh Hung Hoa Ward.— Photo phapluattp.vn

HCM CITY (VNS) — A fire at the Go Cat Garbage Ground caused a large traffic jam on National Highway No 1A in Binh Tan District in HCM City on Monday evening.

The fire broke out at 7.30 pm and spread over an area of 1,000 square metres of the garbage ground in the Binh Hung Hoa Ward.

The city's Fire Prevention Brigade sent firemen from the districts of Binh Tan, Tan Phu and 12 from the Vinh Loc Industrial Park to the site to extinguish the fire.

Thick smoke, heat and electrical problems hampered the firefighting efforts. However, the fire was finally put out by midnight.

The police are still investigating the case to identify the cause of the fire.

Covering a total area of 25 hectares, the Go Cat Garbage Ground is managed by HCM City's Urban Environment Company. It has a capacity of handling 3.6 million tonnes of waste and treats between 4,000 and 5,000 tonnes of garbage daily.— VNS

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