|Company guards remove towels from the burning store. — VNA Photo Xuan Tien
THAI BINH (VNS) — A huge fire broke out yesterday evening at a store of Thang Long Textile Co Ltd (Thalimexco) in the northern Thai Binh City's Bo Xuyen Ward.
Fortunately, there were no workers in the store when the blaze broke out. Only four guards were present outside the store. No casualties were reported in the fire.
A witness said he saw a huge blaze at the store at about 8pm yesterday.
Residents living near the store were in a panic after the fire broke out.
A local woman said the fire, the resulting power outage and rushing fire trucks, all created chaos in the residential quarter.
Fire trucks from the Thai Binh Province fire-fighting police were immediately dispatched to the area, and they were able to stamp out the fire in 20 minutes.
Initial investigation said the fire was caused by electrical leakage in the towel store.
The company's management board is examining the losses.
Also yesterday, a fire that broke out at a project in the Sing Viet land lot on Tran Dai Nghia Street in Binh Chanh District of HCM City was brought under control by fire fighters by 6:30pm, four hours after it was reported by local residents.
Nine tanker trucks and more than 100 fire fighters were dispatched to the site to help prevent the fire from threatening dozens of nearby local residential areas and to the neighbouring Lang Le-Bau Co protective forest and a HCM City nursery. — VNS