|A fire takes place at a paint store of a company in Lien Chieu district in Da Nang today. The fire damaged office of the company, a truck and 700 paint boxes with an estimated value of VND10 bil-lion. — VNS Photo Le Lam
DA NANG (VNS) — A fire broke out today in a paint store of a company on Kinh Duong Vuong Street in Lien Chieu District, 10km northwest of the city centre.
The fire broke out at around 11am and was put out by 2.30pm after 30 fire trucks and hundreds of firefighters were dispatched to fight the blaze. The fire caused damage to the building, 700 boxes of paint and a light truck.
According to Ngo Quang Hoang, director of the Hoang Thanh Chau company, the 1,000sq.m building housed a paint store and an office.
He said 700 boxes of imported paint, valued at VND10 billion (US$476,000), had recently been kept in the store for sale.
The firefighters had to move the furniture and other property of people living near the building to safer places.
No one was reported killed in the fire.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.
This is the second time a paint store has caught fire in the city this year.
In May, 15 firemen had to be taken to hospital after attempting to put out a fire at a paint store in Hoa Vang District. — VNS