|a firefitghter extinguishing the fire at Viet Long Company. — Photo by vietbao.vn
DONG NAI (VNS) — A huge fire broke out in a storehouse of Viet Long Packaging Company in Nhon Trach Industrial Zone 3 in Dong Nai Province last night.
The fire broke out at 9pm during a night shift, when more than 100 workers were working there.
According to witnesses, several places in and around the storehouse went up in flames.
As hundreds of tonnes of inflammable materials had been stored there, the fire spread quickly and destroyed the storehouse.
The company's security guards and workers tried to extinguish the fire, but failed.
The provincial firefighting force and navy personnel battled to extinguish the blaze, which was just about brought under control early this morning.
According to initial reports from the company, there were no casualties, but thousands of square metres of the company's storehouse and workshops were destroyed, causing losses amounting to billions of dong.
The cause of the fire is being investigated. -- VNS