|Cap: A firefighter extinguishes fire which occurred at a helmet warehouse of the A Chau Trade and Production Ltd Co in HCM City's Binh Chanh district yesterday evening. Damages were estimated to be worth over VND5billion (US$226,000). –– Photo vov.vn
HCM CITY (VNS) –– A major blaze broke out at a helmet warehouse of the Á Châu Trade and Production Ltd Co in HCM City's Binh Chánh District at 9pm yesterday.
Goods worth an estimated VNĐ5 billion (US$226,000) were destroyed in the fire.
The warehouse, spread over more than 500sq.m and filled with glue, sponge and plastic goods, collapsed. All helmets produced for Tết (Lunar New Year) sales were destroyed.
Hundreds of firefighters and 20 fire engines were mobilised and the fire was extinguished after three hours, the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) reported.
No persons were injured.
Mai Văn Thuận, the warehouse owner, said the fire broke out during the weekend when the workers had taken the day off. The three security men on duty could not prevent the fire from spreading.
He said the fire was probably caused by electrical problems.
The blaze broke out in the office where several computers had been installed. The staff possibly forgot to turn off the electric devices when they left the office, he said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. –– VNS