|A fire broke out today completely destroyed goods at three shops in Ha Noi's Thanh Tri District. — Photo Dantri.com.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — A fire which broke out early today completely destroyed all the goods at three shops in Ha Noi's Thanh Tri District.
Three shopkeepers had rented the first floor of a house at No 40, Tu Hiep Street to launch their business.
The fire started from the milk shop, and spread to two adjacent shops selling shoes and clothes, according to some eyewitnesses.
An eyewitness said that when they saw columns of smoke rising from the milk shop, they tried to telephone the house owner's family who were asleep on the second floor.
Locals woke up the owners by throwing stones at the house to warn them.
Before the firefighters arrived, locals tried to use water from the taps of a neighbouring commercial centre to control the fire.
The city's seven fire trucks and firefighting personnel put out the blaze at 3am, but at about 5am, the fire started again. It was finally extinguished by 7am. The cause of fire is being investigated. — VNS