|A heavy fire in Dong Nai Province's Long Thanh District has destroyed 500sq.m of a fabric scrap storage area. — Photo vov.vn
DONG NAI (VNS) —A fire destroyed 500sq.m of a fabric scrap storage area near Highway 51 in the southern Dong Nai Province's Long Thanh District last night.
The fire, which broke out in the storage area belonging to Huynh Ngoc Tran Company at about 6pm and was extinguished early today, also destroyed several houses in the area.
Fortunately, no casualty was reported as there was no one at the site when the fire broke out, a local man said.
Dozens of firefighters with fire-fighting trucks from Long Thanh District's firefighting force were sent to the area immediately after the fire was reported.
The blaze, which caused a temporary traffic jam on Highway 51 last night due to the presence of a large number of local onlookers, was still smouldering this morning, with large plumes of smoke. The firefighters had to continuously spray water to prevent the fire from breaking out again.
Dong Nai Police has started investigating the cause of the fire, and said they would inform the media and the local people soon. — VNS